A WOMAN in her 70s has been rescued by helicopter after she injured her ankle in the Moors.

Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT) were called out at 1pm on September 7 by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

They had reports of a 73-year-old female who had sustained an ankle injury in the vicinity of New Wath Scar, Goathland.

Team members attended with crews from the ambulance service.

In light of "the potential difficult and uncomfortable carry out", assistance was requested from the HMCG Helicopter from Humberside.

Helicopter crews winched the casualty out of the valley and flew her to hospital.

This was SRMRT's 52nd logged callout of 2017 so far.