A rock climber was seriously injured in a fall yesterday (Saturday, June 9), and had to be airlifted out of the Yorkshire Dales. 

Just after 1pm yesterday emergency services were called out to a fallen climber, in Scugdale, near Swainby. 

Cleveland Mountain Rescue, the Great North Air Ambulance, the police and the ambulance service were all called out to bring the man to safety. 

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The climber had sustained "potentially serious injuries" and after treatment by the ambulance crew and the mountain rescue volunteers, he was carried off the crag by the mountain rescue team. 

A spokesperson for Cleveland Mountain Rescue said: "After transferring him to a Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter they gave him their best wishes for his recovery process before he was then flown to hospital.

"Eighteen Cleveland MRT members were involved for approximately two-and-a-half hours before some rejoined a mountain biking event in Ardmoors, whilst others returned to base or their homes."