A man was stranded down a crag overnight after he fell and broke his ankle.

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT) were called to rescue the victim just after noon today.

The man had fallen from the crag top last night and had been there overnight.

He was discovered by a dog walker at Crag Lane, Halifax at about 11.30am and a rescue team was despatched.

The scene of the incident
The scene of the incident

CVSRT were called in by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and within 17 minutes they had 18 team members at the scene in the Ovenden area of town.

Ambulance paramedics treated the injured male for a suspected ankle fracture, potential spinal injuries and hypothermia.

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CVSRT members packaged the injured male in a winter casualty bag and transported him by stretcher to the ambulance.

A rope system was used to support the stretcher carry due to the steep terrain.

The circumstances of the man’s accident or his current condition have not been revealed.