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Woman rescued near Captain Cook's Monument after slipping on ice

Library Picture: Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team vehicle. Credit: ITV News

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team braved sub zero temperatures to help an injured woman after she slipped on an icy track near to Captain Cook's Monument.

The rescue mission, which took place on Saturday 16, December, is the 61st time the team of volunteers have been called out this year.

The drama began just after 10:00am when the 47-year-old woman from Thirsk slipped on a path near Captain Cook’s monument, above Great Ayton. She was out with friends on a fundraising walk for charity, “Walking with Wounded”.

The team, many of whom were on a fundraising day themselves in Northallerton, met at the village of Kildale, before setting off on foot and in their 4x4 vehicles to reach the location on very icy and treacherous tracks.

Once the injured woman was found, she was treated at the scene by a team doctor, before being transported on a stretcher in the Landrover to an ambulance waiting near Kildale.

Team spokesman, Pete Mounsey was one of the volunteers:

This was a difficult incident site to reach as many of the tracks in the area are frozen and very dangerous. Once on scene as we were treating the casualty we made sure that the everyone in the walking group was kept warm and then taken to safety.

“The tracks on the moors are very dangerous at present due to lots of ice. Walkers need to be experienced in and equipped for these conditions to be safe."

– Pete Mounsey, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team.

Fifteen team members responded to the callout, that lasted just over two hours.