AN eight year old child was helped to safety by a climber after becoming stuck ‘four floors up’ at Ingleton Waterfalls Trail on Bank Holiday Monday.

At 3.15pm yesterday, the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) was called to assist in the rescue of the child who had hurt his leg while at the trail at Thornton-in-Lonsdale.

The child was described as on ‘the side of a cliff, waterfall at the bottom, halfway up on rocky verge, stuck, unable to get down, and equivalent of four floors up’.

A CRO spokesperson said: “With other members on stand-by and a report that a climber was trying to help, a controller went to assess the situation before calling local team members. He found that the child was being assisted down and would receive attention from the YAS paramedics, so other members were stood down.”

The Clapham based CRO was called out three times between Saturday and Monday, and also attended to a motorcyclist some members came across while on their way towards Horton-in-Ribblesdale and who had just been involved in a collision.

A sport cyclist was stretchered to a waiting ambulance by team members after falling off his bike on a hillside near Giggleswick on Sunday.

The 18 year old had landed badly from a home made ‘jump’ on hillside behind Stackhouse at around 3pm and was complaining of rib, face shoulder and back pain.

Ambulance service paramedics asked the CRO for assistance and equipment so that the casualty could be taken to the road ambulance.

A CRO spokesperson said; “These were taken to the site guided by a local quad-bike rider. Once ‘packaged’ in the vacuum mattress and placed on a stretcher, the casualty was loaded into a team Land Rover and driven down to the road ambulance, waiting in Stackhouse.”

On Saturday, at just before 5pm, the team went to the aid of a 23 year old woman who had hurt her ankle on rough and boggy ground at Fell Close, Chapel-le-dale.

After assessment by a team doctor, she was stretchered to the road-head and transferred to a friend’s car for the journey to hospital.

Earlier on Saturday, at 12.55pm, two CRO members travelling in a team Land Rover on the B6479 road, South of Horton in Ribblesdale, came across a collision that had just happened.

They provided care and pain relief for the injured male motorcyclist, believed to be in his 50s, until the arrival of the ambulance service.