Injured walker rescued from top of highest hill in West Yorkshire

-Credit: (Image: Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team)
-Credit: (Image: Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team)

An injured walker was rescued from near the summit of Black Hill, the highest hill in West Yorkshire, on Sunday.

Volunteers from two mountain rescue organisations took part in the rescue operation yesterday afternoon.

The walker suffered a broken ankle near to the summit of Black Hill, which is crossed by the Pennine Way and is near to the Holme Moss summit, which is just under five miles from the centre of Holmfirth. The summit of Black Hill rises to an elevation of 582m (1,909 ft) above sea level.

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The Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team, based in Marsden, and the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team assisted the injured walker.

A spokesman for the Holme Valley team said: "We were called out at around 3pm this afternoon to assist a walker who had a suspected broken ankle near the summit of Black Hill.

"Team members located the walker, assessed, and treated the injury before carrying the casualty to an ambulance which was waiting at Holme Moss summit car park. We were grateful for assistance from colleagues at Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team."

The Holme Valley team posted a photo of volunteers preparing to attach a wheel to a stretcher which makes extended carrying periods easier.

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