FELL rescue volunteers went to the aid of an elderly woman after she injured her back while walking at Lindley Wood Reservoir near Otley on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the Grassington based Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association said: "The team was called to assist an elderly lady who had fallen from a stile whilst walking in the glorious sunshine around Lindley Wood Reservoir injuring her lower back.

"The team was first on scene and provided reassurance and administered pain relief whilst waiting for the ambulance. Once the ambulance arrived it was a quick scoop and away to hospital for further treatment."