The runner was found near Hull Pot. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The runner was found near Hull Pot. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

An injured runner was rescued after spending the night on the slopes of Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales.

Passing walkers discovered the 31-year-old man on Sunday morning near Hull Pot.

Police alerted the Cave Rescue Organisation at 8.45am.

A team spokesperson said the man was staying at a campsite in Horton in Ribblesdale and decided to go for a late evening run towards Pen-y-ghent. He fell badly near Hull Pot, possibly about 11pm.

CRO controllers were contacted on Sunday morning saying the man had unknown injuries at an unknown location on the fellside.

A team spokesperson said: “Just as a PhoneFind message failed to locate him – his phone’s privacy settings did not allow location sharing – North Yorkshire Police received a call from some Three Peaks walkers who had come across him and provided an exposure blanket.

“They also confirmed the location as being just beyond the top of Horton Scar Lane.”

Three team members made their way up the track in a team Land Rover to reach the injured runner. “The casualty carer’s initial assessment was a displaced ankle fracture, a deep gash just above the knee, a head injury and mild hypothermia – it had rained overnight, the spokesperson said.

“Having splinted the injured leg and put the casualty into an insulated ‘cas bag’, the team helped him into the Land Rover and drove him down to Horton car park for handing over to paramedics.”

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