CAVE rescue volunteers went to the aid of a 62 year old man who got into difficulties on Saturday morning while climbing the steps to the top of Malham Cove.

A spokesperson for Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO)said: "The team’s assistance was requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a 62 year old male visitor at Malham Cove who had been taken unwell after scaling the steps to the top of the cove.

"Team members arrived with YAS paramedics and attended to the man who, once recovered sufficiently, was able to walk with assistance back down the steps to a waiting team vehicle. He was transferred to the care of YAS in Malham village and the team were stood down."