Mountain rescue and ambulance crews were called out yesterday (October 15) afternoon after a man took ill on a popular walking route.

Cleveland Mountain Rescue and Yorkshire Ambulance Service crews were called after reports a walker had taken ill near to Captain Cook’s Monument, near Great Ayton.

Two mountain rescue Land Rovers were sent to the scene with a total of seventeen volunteers being called to assist.

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Crews were able to find the location of the walker and he was deemed well enough to be walked back to one of the vehicles, where he was then handed over to Yorkshire Ambulance Service crews.

It is not yet known whether the walker was taken to hospital for further treatment.

The Northern Echo has contacted Yorkshire Ambulance Service for more information.

It takes the number of rescues by the volunteer mountain rescue service so far this year to 55, just three short of the total number of callouts in 2020, and six short of the number last year.

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