MOUNTAIN rescue teams were called to two injured people in the Moors yesterday, who both required air ambulance aid.

Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT) said it was called to the first incident at around 4.30pm by Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

They went to Gilling East where a patient had fallen from a mountain bike in Yearsley Wood.

Air ambulance crews already at the scene required a vacuum mattress, bell stretcher and SRMRT team members to carry the patient from the site to the waiting helicopter.

The operation took 18 team members three hours.

Then, while returning from the incident, the team was once again called by YAA at 7.15pm to a patient with a lower leg injury on Egton High Moor.

SRMRT said in a social media post: "The reported location was on our border with Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team so while the team were being redirect to this tasking we put Cleveland on standby with one of their advanced medics, who lived close by, joining us for the rescue.

"After meeting with one of the injured parties' colleagues we were guided to the find site where we treated the patient before evacuating them across the moor for transportation to definitive medical care by Yorkshire Ambulance Service."

For the second callout, 17 team members were deployed for three and a quarter hours.