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Fell rescuers assist female with injured ankle on Ilkley Moor

Photo: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) Facebook

The volunteers of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) helped a woman on Tuesday after she stumbled and injured her ankle while walking on Ilkley Moor.

In what was UWFRA's 50th call out this year a spokesperson said: "The team were called out by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a casualty who had stumbled and gone over on her ankle at the bottom of Rocky Valley steps above White Wells.

"YAS Hazardous Area Response team arrived shortly after team members with medical kit so casualty care was left to them while the team assembled a stretcher for the carry out, However the HART Polaris vehicle accessed the scene so this was used for speed of evacuation to the roadside.

"We wish the lady a speedy and full recovery."

For over 70 years UWFRA has been rescuing people and animals from the caves, mineshafts, fells and crags of Wharfedale, Nidderdale, Littondale and Mid-Airedale. Its rescue services remain free and financed entirely by fundraising events and donations.

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