CLAPHAM-based Cave Rescue Organisation volunteers attended the team’s 59th rescue of the year with a callout to a 39-year-old female walker with a suspected ankle fracture.

The casualty was on the return half of the Ingleton waterfalls trail. A hasty search by the first team members on scene at Beezleys found her on the main path, near the viewing bridge in Baxengill Gorge. Other members took stretcher, splints and other casualty care equipment down to the site, then carried the patient back to Beezleys.

With Yorkshire Ambulance Service said to be under strain in the area, the patient and her family agreed to use their own car to take her to their local hospital.