A WALKER who injured himself at a Barnsley pond had to be taken to hospital after being helped by Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.

The team was called out to the Fleets Dam at 7am on Monday.

A spokesman for the service said the man had reportedly landed awkwardly after crossing a stream and sustained fractures to both ankles.

“The casualty was packaged into one of our casualty bags for warming and secured onto our stretcher,” they said.

“Due to limited access to the area, the stretcher carry involved hand over hand to cross streams to get the casualty to the ambulance and his onward journey to hospital.

“We wish the gentleman a speedy recovery.”