North Yorks bridge collapses

A bridge in the village of Cropton on the North Yorkshire Moors has collapsed. Two people were rescued from the floodwaters after falling in, and have been taken to hospital.

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Investigation continues into bridge collapse

Investigations are continuing into why a footbridge in North Yorkshire collapsed, causing two men to fall into the river below.

A 65-year-old was taken to James Cook University hospital by Air Ambulance with a head injury and a suspected broken arm.

Another man, in his fifties, was taken by road to Scarborough hospital.

The pair were part of a shooting party at High Askew on the North York Moors.

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Air ambulance services called to collapsed bridge

Emergency services were called to a collapsed bridge in the North Yorkshire Moors this afternoon after two men fell into the floodwaters and had to be rescued.

“The Great North Air Ambulance Service was called at 3.20 this afternoon to reports of a bridge collapse in North Yorkshire.

Two men, believed to be among a shooting party, had fallen into the river when the metal footbridge had collapsed.

Both had sustained head injuries.

Although they had been recovered from the water, both were soaked through when our doctor and paramedic team arrived on scene."

– Great North Air Ambulance spokesperson

“Other emergency services on scene had already prepared the patients for transfer and, after an assessment by the doctor, our crew flew the more seriously injured to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

As well as a head injury, the man, a 65-year-old from the York area, had sustained a suspected broken arm.”

– Great North Air Ambulance spokesperson

Metal footbridge collapsed into river

Two air ambulances - the Great North Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - attended the scene in remote countryside near Pickering this afternoon.

A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman said the 65-year-old man is thought to have lost consciousness following the fall, though he came round on his way to hospital.

It is not known how serious his condition is.

"The metal footbridge had totally collapsed into the river.

By the time we got there, both men had been retrieved from the water.

We think they were on a shooting party."

– A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman

It is not known if they were on a shoot at the time of the incident, which took place at around 2.30pm, according to North Yorkshire Police.

North Yorkshire County Council said it was trying to find out who owned the bridge and its current condition.

Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and a clinical supervisor from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and two air ambulances from Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Great North Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene."

– A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokesman

Man airlifted to hospital after bridge collapses

Two men were taken to hospital today after a bridge collapsed, plunging them into the river below.

The pair, who are believed to have been in a shooting party, were rescued from the River Seven at High Askew near Cropton on the North York Moors.

A 65-year-old man suffered head injuries and a suspected broken arm and was airlifted by helicopter to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough following the incident.

A man was airlifted to hospital in an air ambulance Credit: Viewer picture

A man in his 50s was taken by road to Scarborough hospital with less serious head injuries.

Two air ambulances - the Great North Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - attended the scene in remote countryside near Pickering this afternoon.

Two rescued from floodwaters in North Yorks

Two people have been rescued from floodwaters after a bridge collapsed in the North Yorkshire village of Cropton.

The second person was taken to Scarborough District Hospital.

The condition of both victims is not yet known, although the 65-year-old man reportedly regained consciousness on his way to hospital.

Both are believed to have been spotted in the River Seven after the pedestrian bridge collapsed.

North Yorkshire Police said it is thought that the incident took place around 2.30pm.

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Two taken to hospital after bridge collapse

Two people were taken to hospital after falling into flood waters when a bridge collapsed today.

A 65-year-old man was airlifted by helicopter to James Cook University in Middlesbrough following the incident at High Askew near Cropton on the North York Moors.

Two air ambulances - the Great North Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - attended the scene this afternoon just after four o'clock.

A Great North Air Ambulance spokesman said that the man lost consciousness following the fall.

A second person was taken to hospital by road.

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