Mountain rescue volunteers come to aid of injured walker

Team members at the scene. Photo: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

A walker had to be carried to an ambulance today by rescue volunteers after slipping and injuring her ankle.

The 68-year-old fell close to the River Ure stepping stones near Swinithwaite.

Members of the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team responded and treated the casualty before carrying her on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

It was the second call-out for the team in as many days after they responded to an injured worker near Richmond on Tuesday.

Rescue controller Steve Clough said: “It has been a busy couple of days for the team.

“With weather improving more people are venturing out to enjoy the countryside.

“We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

Ten team members were involved in the rescue which took about 90 minutes to carry out.