A TEAM of about 20 emergency workers rescued a woman after she fell in woods below Roseberry Topping, near Guisborough, on Monday.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue team were contacted by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service at about 2.40pm with a request to help them close to Roseberry Topping.

A woman had fallen on one of the paths in the woods below the summit and the paramedics needed the team to carry her back to their ambulance.

Team members made their way to the scene where the woman was being treated by paramedics for a potential fracture or dislocation of her right ankle.

Volunteers placed her onto a specialist mountain rescue stretcher and then carried her a few hundred metres to the waiting ambulance, for transport to James Cook Hospital.

A spokesperson for the rescue team said 17 of its members were involved, as well as one co-ordinating the effort remotely, for the hour-and-half operation.