MOUNTAIN rescuers were called in to help two walkers who had fallen on a path.

Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT) received a call just before 1pm on Saturday from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a two walkers who had fallen on the path leading to the bottom of the Mallyan Spout Waterfall.

A spokesman for SRMRT said: "Once on site it was established that the gentleman had sustained bruising to his chest and was suffering from cold and that his partner was complaining of severe back pain after falling across a rock step.

"The gentleman was walked slowly back to the top of the path for more detailed assessment and warming in a team ambulance while the lady was packaged in a team vacuum mattress before being carried by the team to the waiting Yorkshire Air Ambulance and a flight to definitive medical care.

"The gentleman was subsequently assessed by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew and deemed fit to leave the scene at which point we drove him to his car in Goathland village."

The spokesman thanked staff at the Mallyan Spout Hotel who provided a warm drink for the man and to the passing walking party who donated £40 to the team.