Mountain rescue teams were called out on Sunday after a runner badly injured their ankle running through woods.

Volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue team were called to Guisborough Woods on Sunday (December 10) where the woman had badly injured her ankle.

Paramedics had reached the woman but were unable to carry her back to the ambulance.

The Northern Echo: Teams assisted paramedics stretcher the woman to safety.Teams assisted paramedics stretcher the woman to safety. (Image: CLEVELAND MOUNTAIN RESCUE)

The woman was taking part in a running event when she injured herself.

Mountain rescue teams reached the woman and gave her pain relief before carrying her back to the ambulance.

A Cleveland Mountain Rescue spokesperson said: “After receiving the call, two rescue Land Rovers were dispatched from their Great Ayton Base and other Team members made their own way to the scene.

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“To protect the casualty from the cold and rain they covered her in a group shelter and then administered pain relief before securing her ankle in a vacuum splint.

“She was then lifted onto a rescue stretcher, wrapped within a casualty bag to keep warm and carried approximately 300-metres to a waiting ambulance.

“The Team wished to pass on their thanks to a marshal from the Hardmoors Race Series for directing their personnel to the casualty as they arrived.”