AN injured walker dragged himself towards a road after falling and breaking his ankle in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 73-year-old was walking in the valley of Watlowes above Malham Cove on Friday when the incident happened.

Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at about 5.45pm to help the man after a member of the public made phoned the emergency services.


“With no-one around he crawled and dragged himself out of the valley and up towards the road near Langscar Gate where another walker chanced upon him and raised the alarm," said a CRO spokesperson.

“CRO responded and, following treatment by a paramedic, stretchered the casualty the remaining distance up to the road and a waiting ambulance.

“If only all our casualties were as determined and self-sufficient.”