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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.