EMERGENCY services have assisted two walkers after they became trapped down a riverbank in Helmsley.

A firecrew from Helmsley assisted an ambulance crew to rescue the two elderly women after they fell down the bank in Sawmill Lane at 4.17pm today (Wednesday).

A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "A crew was called after two elderly walkers fell down a riverbank. The crew assisted them up the bank and left them in the care of the ambulance service."