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Mountain rescue follows waterfall incident

Posted 16 January 2012
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Mountain rescue follows waterfall incident
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A woman has been rescued from near a waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales after suffering a suspected broken leg in a fall.

The lady slipped and injured herself near Cautley Spout yesterday (January 15th), with Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team carrying her down by stretcher to a Land Rover and then on to a waiting ambulance.

Although there was no implication in the team's report that the injured walker had not been wearing appropriate footwear, those who do have the right walking boots can benefit from the extra grip and protection these provide, particularly in slippery conditions.

Visitors to the Cautley Spout waterfall may also wish to ensure they are wearing thermal socks at this time of year to stay warm, not least if they are climbing nearby mountains, such as the Calf (2,219 ft) and Yarlside (2,096).

At present, the Calf sits on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park - the former county boundary between Yorkshire and Westmorland - while Yarlside is in the now abolished county.

However, if Natural England's proposed expansion of the national park goes ahead, Yarlside will be included in its territory.