Pensioner falls down steep embankment onto railway tracks

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An 85-year-old man was rescued after falling over a wall and down a steep embankment onto a set of railway tracks in Halifax.

The Calder Valley Search and Rescue team were called to assist in the operation by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service in Dudwell Lane yesterday (Tuesday).

As CVSRT members arrived at the location, it became apparent that the emergency services on-scene already had the incident under control.

A handful of team members were tasked to assist with the stretcher carry at trackside, whilst the majority team members stood down.

The man was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.