A HUDDERSFIELD man was at the centre of a moors rescue.
The man, who has not been named, was walking across the moors above Greenfield, near Oldham, at 3.30pm on Thursday when he suffered a suspected broken ankle.
The Greater Manchester Police helicopter and Oldham Mountain Rescue team went to his aid.
The man had parked his car at Chew Road in Greenfield.
He was found in some distress between Laddow Rocks and Holme Clough.
He was airlifted to Clayton Playing Fields in Oldham, from where he was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital.
A police spokesman said: "The moors stretch across a very vast area and the terrain can be tricky.
“When we found the man he was in some discomfort and suffering from the effects of the cold weather, so we thought it prudent to move him at the earliest opportunity.
“Everyone involved in this incident demonstrated excellent teamwork which led to the man being rescued.’’