Sledger rescued after colliding with rock in Wensleydale

Volunteers help an injured sledger near Askrigg. Photo: SMRT.

Rescue volunteers came to the aid of a sledger who hit a rock in Wensleydale yesterday.

Members of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team were called out to the incident above Askrigg.

A spokesperson for the team said: “We were called out to a well-equipped group making the most of the snow who had managed to collide with a hidden rock while sledging.”

An ambulance was also called to the scene.

Earlier in the day, the team chelped an injured walker following a slip on an icy path on East Witton Fell.

They then went straight on to Wensley to rescue another injured walker following a slip on an icy path.

Paramedics also attended these incidents.

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  1. I’ve looked at the photo, I was there, I’m pretty sure this was Westfield Richmond, unless I walked the dog about 10 miles further than I thought!!

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