A WALKER was helped down from Rylstone Cross, near Cracoe, in the  Yorkshire Dales, yesterday (Saturday) after falling and injuring her ankle.

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association located the woman using the 'Phone Find' app and stretchered her to a team Land Rover and off the fell from where she was taken to hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson for Grassington based UWFRA said; "We received a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist a female walker who had fallen and was unable to bear weight on her leg.

"We managed to locate the casualty using phone find. This established that she was at Rylstone cross, the first team member to reach the casualty carried out a primary survey and confirmed an isolated ankle injury.

"Once a team vehicle was on scene equipment was quickly taken up to the casualty and she was treated by team members before being carried by stretcher to the team Land Rover and driven off the fell and to her own vehicle. She was driven by her companion to hospital."

The spokesperson added: "The team wish her well with her recovery."