Rescue team called to rocks to help missing and injured

UWFRA help woman with injured leg into waiting road ambulance
UWFRA help woman with injured leg into waiting road ambulance

It was a busy day in Ilkley for the rural rescue team on Thursday after being called to help an injured woman and find a missing man.

The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association spent nearly 5 hours at Cow and Calf rocks in Ilkley after being called out to help an injured woman.

The team was called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Sevice to help a 64-year-old woman who injuired her leg whilst climbing a kilometre away from the rocks at about 12.30pm.

Team members carried the woman to a waiting road ambulance before they received a call at 3pm from North Yorkshire Police asking for help finding a high risk male.

The UWFRA members were assisted by the Calder Valley Search and Rescue team, and found the man who was taken to a waiting road ambulance after treatment on scene.