Man rescued after falling in Sowerby Bridge woods

A man was rescued after falling down a steep embankment in Sowerby Bridge today (Wednesday).

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The 40-year-old was riding on his mountain bicycle when he fell in the woods off Cemetery Lane at 1.30pm.

A spokesperson for West Yorskhire Fire and Rescue Service said he fell 10 metres down a steep embankment.

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He was rescued by firefighters, who carried out a line rescue.

The man was walked to safety and assessed by medics.

Crews from Halifax, Illingworth and Cleckheaton were called to the scene.