RESCUERS were called to a walker who had collapsed and was suffering chest pains while out in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 55-year-old man phoned for help, saying he felt weak and 'had a pain radiating from the upper left-hand side of his chest'.

He had been walking alone and was situated at the edge of the 'allotment' on Ingleborough, an area of moorland on the mountain.

The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) was contacted at around 3.20pm on Saturday.

A digital 'phone find' application was used to confirm the walker's 'off-piste' location.

A CRO spokesman said: "CRO mobilised their off-road buggy to get help to the walker as quickly as possible and, under the care of CRO team members, the walker’s condition improved markedly."

The small team in the off-road buggy was followed by other team members in two of CRO's Land Rovers.

The walker was carried a short distance by stretcher to a rescue team vehicle. He was then transported down to the CRO base at Clapham, before being transferred into the care of Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff.

The incident required a total of 29 volunteer hours.

It was the 29th callout for the team in 2021.