SCARBOROUGH and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team were called to Burythorpe at 2.44pm this afternoon (Thursday) to help a woman who had fallen down earthworks.

The crew were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist them and Yorkshire Air Ambulance in the treatment and evacuation of the woman who had sustained a lower leg injury and then fallen part way down down a Motte and Bailey Earthworks south of Burythorpe.

A spokeperson said: "After the patient's injuries had been stabilised and she had been lifted into our Bell stretcher we hauled her to the top of the earthworks before transfer to the air ambulance and evacuation to definitive medical care.

"Sixteen members deployed for three hours."