A FARMER had to be air lifted to hospital after becoming ill while driving a tractor.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they were called out at 2.39pm yesterday (October 14) to High Lane in Beadlam near Kirkbymoorside in Rydale.

A spokesman for the service said: "Crews were called to assist the Ambulance Service with the extrication of a man from the cab of a tractor.

"They  used crew power to assist and the man was taken to hospital by air ambulance."

The man's condition is not known at this time.