POLICE called out Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) yesterday, March 16, to reports of a body being found at Malham Cove.

The callout was made at 10.41am.

A spokesman for the CRO said: "North Yorkshire Police called CRO after someone, believed to be dead, was seen on the ground beneath Malham Cove.

"A small team searched a ledge above the site, then the Cove edge itself for personal effects.

"Once police formalities had been concluded, the deceased was stretchered to a team Land Rover, driven down to the car park and transferred to an ambulance."

No further information has been released at this stage.