EMERGENCY services and the Cleveland Mountain Rescue team rushed to the aid of a man who had fallen off a bridge in North Yorkshire.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (CMRT) were called by North Yorkshire Police at 3.50pm yesterday to assist with the rescue of a man who had fallen from a foot-bridge between Potto and Hutton Rudby.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service and a Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter were also in attendance.

When the mountain rescue team arrived, the man was already being treated by the Air Ambulance crew for possible leg injuries.

However, he did not require evacuation by helicopter.

He was placed in a vacuum mattress to immobilise him and was then carried about 800 metres on one of the CMRT specialist mountain rescue stretchers to a waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital.

A CMRT spokesman said: "The stretcher-carry was harder work than normal as the stretcher party members were all required to wear PPE in line with their Covid-19 protocols.

"Thankfully the weather conditions were cooler than it has been recently.

In total, 24 team members attended the call-out which lasted about one hour and 20-minutes, with two others co-ordinating the response remotely.