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.


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.