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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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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

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