The rescue scene on Harland Moor. Photo: Scarborough and Ryedale MRT

The rescue scene on Harland Moor. Photo: Scarborough and Ryedale MRT

Rescuers were called out to aid an injured walker in the North York Moors national park.

The incident on Sunday was the second of the weekend for Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team.

Its volunteers were alerted when a couple called for help after the woman fell and injured her knee on Harland Moor, north-west of Hutton-le-Hole.

A team spokesperson said: “We contacted the couple, established their location and deployed two of our vehicles and team members to the scene.

“After treatment on site for the leg injury and the effects of cold the patient was carried across the moor to one of our 4×4 ambulances for transport to the road, handover to a Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust ambulance and to be taken to definitive medical care.”

The incident lasted three hours.

The previous day, the team was called out when two walkers reported themselves lost in woodland in the Esk Valley.

Scarborough and Ryedale MRT members had been training at Thomason Foss near Goathland earlier in the day.

The spokesperson said: “In addition to being lost one of the party had suffered a recurrence of a pre-existing medical condition and felt unable to continue walking.

“Despite poor mobile coverage we managed to confirm their location through the Mountain Rescue England and Wales PhoneFind app and then through text messages, establish their condition and reassure them help was on the way.

“Our first team member on scene treated the patient to stabilise her condition and after a while was able to walk the pair slowly to a footpath and out to a waiting ambulance.

“Meanwhile two team vehicles and additional team members were on route should a protracted search be needed, advanced medical intervention be needed or if the patient required extraction by stretcher.”

The incident involved 11 team volunteers for two hours.

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