Walker rescued after falling 30ft down cliffs at Swaledale waterfall

Photo: SMRT.

A walker was rescued after falling 30ft off cliffs at a waterfall in the Dales at the weekend.

The incident happened at Kisdon Waterfall, near Keld.

Members of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (SMRT) were called to the incident on Saturday.

Due to the location of the fall, they requested the coastguard helicopter, with the Great North Air Ambulance also attending, with the intention of winching the casualty up the cliffs.

They had flagged down a passing walker who happened to be a SMRT team member.

After assessing the casualty, the rider was driven to the village in the team vehicle.