The incident happened on the slopes of Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The incident happened on the slopes of Ingleborough. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A walker was rescued from the slopes of Ingleborough after she injured herself in a fall.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was called out about 1.10pm on Saturday to the path between Simon Fell Breast and Sulber Nick.

The 58-year-old walker suffered a deep gash to her leg below the knee.

Police initially contacted Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team after a supplied What3words location proved to be 50 miles out. A Swaledale team spokesperson said: “We used good old-fashioned OS grid reference and passed the job to our neighbours in Cave Rescue.”

CRO members used their Honda Pioneer all-terrain vehicle to a point neat the injured walker while two Land Rovers with team members drove via Crummackdale to the Nick Pot area.

A CRO spokesperson said: “First members on scene assessed the patient and put her into an insulated casualty bag, although her companions had made good use of the lightweight group shelter they were carrying as shared group equipment.

“Other rescue equipment was taken from the Land Rovers and, once her leg was properly immobilised, she was stretchered down to one of the Land Rovers. This carried her off the hill to meet more of her companions who took her to a hospital near home to have the wound treated.”

A Swaledale MRT spokesperson said: “Even if you are asked to use the W3W app please still try to give a grid reference; it really does help. The OS Locate app is great.”

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