One person dies after mudslide in Carlton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire

Emergency services including a mountain rescue team attended after the mudslide in Carlton-in-Cleveland, North Yorkshire. Credit: Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

One person has died after a mudslide in North Yorkshire, police said.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed the death was a result of the incident in Carlton-in-Cleveland, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, which happened at about 1:15pm on Wednesday 22 May.

Officers confirmed no one else was injured.

The force declared an ongoing incident on Wednesday afternoon, with a cordon in place. The public was asked to avoid the area.

In a statement released on Wednesday, North Yorkshire Police said: "We are actively gathering information and will provide further updates as soon as we can.

"We would ask the public to refrain from speculation and spreading unverified information."

The mudslide happened at Carlton-in Cleveland in North Yorkshire. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Emergency services at the scene included the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and 30 members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team (MRT).

Cleveland MRT was called by the North East Ambulance Service to a report of a mudslide near to Carlton Bank, above Carlton-in-Cleveland village, in the early afternoon.

A very short time later they were also contacted by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a similar report.

A spokesperson for the rescue team said: "Nineteen Cleveland MRT members were deployed immediately, eventually rising to 30 at the scene during the course of the afternoon and working alongside their emergency service colleagues including the North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, in addition to the ambulance services.

"North Yorkshire Police have since confirmed that one person sadly died as aresult of the incident.

"The thoughts of the mountain rescue volunteers are with the family and friends of the deceased during such a very sad time."

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