Rescue volunteers come to aid of injured walker

Photo: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

Members of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT) were called to the aid of an injured walker yesterday.

The incident happened on Sunday near Out Moor, to the west of Richmond.

The team was called to help by the police.

The casualty had suffered a suspected broken arm.

SMRT volunteers said the group of walkers were well-prepared and manage to give first-aid and insulate the injured member from the cold until help arrived.

The SMRT team treated the walker and then evacuated them to the road ambulance.