SEARCH and rescue volunteers were called out today to help a woman who was injured when she fell whilst crossing a stile.

Just before midday, members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called upon by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend to a report of a woman who had sustained an ankle injury.

She had fallen whilst crossing a stile on land near to Bank Foot, east of Ingleby Greenhow, near Great Ayton.

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A spokesperson for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team said: "Two Team Land Rovers were deployed to the area together with a number of Team members who had been called out to assist.

"Upon arrival they initially treated the casualty’s ankle injury and then helped her into one of the Land Rovers; a stretcher was not required.

"She was then driven approximately 700 metres to the nearest road where arrangements were made for her to be collected by private car so that she could seek further medical assistance at hospital.

"The Team would like to wish her well in her recovery."

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Ten rescue volunteers were directly involved, supported by a call-out officer, with another six on standby in the area if needed.

The incident lasted just less than an hour, plus travel time for members to go home and to get the vehicles to base for decontamination.

It was the team's 37th callout this year.

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