Leeds & West Yorkshire

Four safe in Pennine Way rescue from Marsden Moor

A three-hour rescue operation in bad weather has brought four walkers to safety off a West Yorkshire moor.

Two of the walkers had leg injuries and all four were taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

The group were on the Pennine Way on Marsden Moor in heavy rain.

The police received a call at about 15:00 BST and the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue team went to the scene close to the A635.

The walkers were on Black Hill when their way was blocked by streams swollen by rain.

The rescue involved building bridges across two streams using mountain rescue stretchers.

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