Dales couple were "having a laugh" before bizarre accident

The Northern Echo: SWIFT RESPONSE: Emergency services at the scene of the accident near Hawes SWIFT RESPONSE: Emergency services at the scene of the accident near Hawes

A COUPLE who had to be rescued after falling over a wall in the Yorkshire Dales say they were just “having a laugh” when the accident happened.

Graham Scott, 33, and fiancée Clare, also 33, sparked a major rescue operation on Saturday when they fell down a steep embankment near Hawes.

According to emergency services, the accident happened when the couple were “getting amorous”.

However, Mr Scott said they were just having some fun.

He added: “We were walking home and Clare was being cheeky so I said I would throw her over the wall.

“I picked her up to pretend I was going to throw her, but I tripped as I walked towards the wall.

“Clare went over, but kept hold of me and I went over as well as I tried to stop her.”

Mr Scott fell 12ft down the bank into a tree, suffering an injury to his spine.

Clare, who asked for her surname not to be published, has a possible fractured foot.

The couple, from Hawes, were walking with Clare’s eight-year-old daughter, Amelia, who flagged down a passing motorist and asked her to call for help.

A road ambulance and firefighters initially responded, however they called for assistance from the air ambulance and volunteers from Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

Mr Scott was airlifted to Harrogate District Hospital. He later discharged himself, but was readmitted the following day after suffering breathing difficulties.

“Amelia was a little hero,” said Mr Scott.

“If it wasn’t for her we could have been there for hours. We didn’t mean to do it. We were just having a bit of fun - a laugh. It was just one of those things.”

The couple who met online are due to get married in August.

Mr Scott, who until recently worked at the Wensleydale Creamery, in Hawes, said they planned to ask for donations to Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team and the air ambulance instead of presents.

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9:38am Wed 16 Jan 13

greenfinger says...

do you normally take your nickers off for a laugh?
do you normally take your nickers off for a laugh? greenfinger
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11:52am Wed 16 Jan 13

diga says...

greenfinger wrote:
do you normally take your nickers off for a laugh?
Have you not read the bit that says they were waking with their 8 year old daughter?
[quote][p][bold]greenfinger[/bold] wrote: do you normally take your nickers off for a laugh?[/p][/quote]Have you not read the bit that says they were waking with their 8 year old daughter? diga
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2:08pm Wed 16 Jan 13

glyn says...

Clare, who asked for her surname not to be published, has a possible fractured foot.

They asked to check Mr Scotts foot, but he said that it was only 6 inches.
Clare, who asked for her surname not to be published, has a possible fractured foot. They asked to check Mr Scotts foot, but he said that it was only 6 inches. glyn
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6:40pm Wed 16 Jan 13

phill1234 says...

It looks like he has a spinal injury!!! erm what benefits can he claim!!!
It looks like he has a spinal injury!!! erm what benefits can he claim!!! phill1234
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6:42pm Wed 16 Jan 13

phill1234 says...

diga wrote:
greenfinger wrote:
do you normally take your nickers off for a laugh?
Have you not read the bit that says they were waking with their 8 year old daughter?
Poor girl seeing her mum being held over a wall
[quote][p][bold]diga[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenfinger[/bold] wrote: do you normally take your nickers off for a laugh?[/p][/quote]Have you not read the bit that says they were waking with their 8 year old daughter?[/p][/quote]Poor girl seeing her mum being held over a wall phill1234
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7:53pm Wed 16 Jan 13

spragger says...

'Wensleydale Creamery'
Too much cream and over the wall you go . .
'Wensleydale Creamery' Too much cream and over the wall you go . . spragger
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