CAVE rescue volunteers went to the aid of a man who got into difficulty at a Yorkshire Dales beauty spot.

They were called out to help the 62-year-old man after he climbed the steps to top of Malham Cove on Saturday morning. 

A spokesperson for the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation, said: "The team’s assistance was requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a 62-year-old male visitor at Malham Cove who had been taken unwell after scaling the steps to the top of the cove.

"Team members arrived with YAS paramedics and attended to the man who, once recovered sufficiently, was able to walk with assistance back down the steps to a waiting team vehicle."

The spokesperson added: "He was transferred to the care of YAS in Malham village and the team were stood down."