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Man dies after falling into North Yorkshire waterfall

A 19-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty at a waterfall in North Yorkshire. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 19-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty at a waterfall in North Yorkshire.

Emergency services were called to Wain Wath waterfall on the River Swale near Keld in Swaledale at around 5pm on Friday May 26, following reports that four people had got into difficulty.

The incident was attended by officers from North Yorkshire Police, Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, Reeth & Hawes Fire crews, Yorkshire Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance.

The teenager was one of two people who were taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by air ambulance for medical treatment. A 17-year-old remains in a stable condition.

North Yorkshire Police have said:

"There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances, and a report will be prepared for the coroner."

– North Yorkshire Police
Emergency services were called to Wain Wath waterfall on the River Swale Credit: Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team thanked the people of Keld for their assistance.

Wain Wath waterfall, situated on the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is a popular location for paddling and swimming.

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