TWO walkers tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge were helped by cave rescuers over the weekend.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) received its first call on Saturday at 10am after a fellrunner slipped on the way down from Pen-y-Ghent summit.

The 47-year-old man had suffered a suspected fractured ankle.
He was treated initially by marshalls who were there for a challenge walk before being met by CRO members near Hunt Pot.

After being examined the casualty was transported by team vehicle down to a road ambulance waiting in Horton in Ribblesdale. An air ambulance also attended.



The second callout of the day came at 11.10pm after a 38-year-old walker reported that he was ‘lost and disorientated’ in a limestone area on Ingleborough without a torch.

A team spokesperson said: “Unfortunately his phone signal was lost before further information could be obtained.

“Search teams were deployed up from Horton in Ribblesdale and into the Sulber and Nick Pot area.

"He was found by one of the teams near Horton Quarry, above Beecroft Hall, and escorted down to the village.

“He had been doing the Three Peaks walk with three companions before becoming separated and going off route.

"They were all located safe and well in Horton.”