A WOMAN who slipped and injured her leg on a muddy path a was rescued from Roseberry Topping, on Sunday.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue volunteers said they were called out at about 1pm to help the 52-year-old who had slipped on the mud and fallen.

The woman, from Huddersfield, was walking down after climbing the popular landmark when she slipped on the muddy paths and injured her leg.

Sixteen Mountain Rescue team members responded to the callout, many redeploying from the ongoing search near Helmsley for missing Pickering man Nicholas Harper.

 CMRT spokesman Pete Mounsey said: "The injured lady was quickly located near the top of Roseberry and treated by Team members and one of our doctors. She was then carried on a specialized mountain rescue stretcher around 400m across rough moorland to one of our Landrover ambulances before been transported to an ambulance waiting a kilometer away at a nearby farm.

"This has been the busiest weekend we have for some time with our unpaid volunteers spending around a thousand manhours on the weekends incidents.”

Despite three days of searching Mr Harper has still not been found.