Runner forced to spend night in the open on Pen-y-Ghent after falling, breaking ankle and developing hypothermia

A man who went for an evening run near Pen-y-Ghent in the Yorkshire Dales was not rescued until 10 hours later after a fall.

Hull Pot and Pen-y-Ghent

The 31-year-old was staying at a campsite in Horton in Ribblesdale when he set off alone at around 11pm on August 15.

At 8.45am the next morning, he managed to contact the Cave Rescue Organisation to say he had fallen near Hull Pot and had unknown injuries.

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However, mountain rescue volunteers could not use the PhoneFind function as his phone's privacy settings did not allow location sharing.

North Yorkshire Police were then contacted by a group of Three Peaks walkers who had found the man, given him a blanket and confirmed his location as being near Horton Scar Lane.

Three CRO volunteers drove to the runner in a Land Rover and found that he had a displaced ankle fracture, a deep gash above the knee, a head injury and mild hypothermia from spending the night in the rain. He was splinted and taken to Horton village where paramedics were waiting.