A FEMALE walker who injured a leg while walking above Settle on Friday morning was helped to safety by Cave Rescue Organisation members using the team's all-terrain vehicle.

A spokesperson for Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) said: "North Yorkshire Police called the team to assist a walker who had fallen and injured her lower right leg on Middle High Hill above Settle .

"Team members attended, assessed the casualty, and splinted her injured leg. They then stretchered her to CRO3, (the team's all-terrain vehicle) which had made its way to the top of the nearest track.

"CRO3 transported the casualty down to Settle, where she was handed over to our colleagues from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance."