A WOMAN was rescued after a fall on moors above Marsden.
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance teamed up to help the woman, who fell on Sunday.
The 40-year-old from Marsden was walking with her husband and dog near Swellands reservoir when she stumbled.
She suffered a serious ankle injury and her husband rang 999 to seek help.
Gill Howarth, Holme Valley team leader, said: “Four team members reached the injured woman very quickly and treated her for a suspected broken ankle.
“The weather was fairly good although there was a cool wind blowing up there.
“As more team members made their way across the moors with a stretcher and additional first aid equipment, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance arrived and was able to land close to the casualty site.
“Due to the severe nature of the injury the woman was stretchered into the helicopter and flown straight to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for x-rays and treatment.
“In total, 20 members of Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team responded to the callout which lasted 2½ hours”.
She added that an expected change in the weather today should be noted by walkers.
“Anyone venturing out onto the moors should be prepared for all weather conditions.
Sunday was warm in the valley bottom but higher up on the moors there was a strong cold wind.
“Sleet and snow are forecast and additional spare warm clothing can be vital at this time of year if something untoward should happen.”