Two fall in after bridge collapses

A 65-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after falling into flood waters when a bridge collapsed

A 65-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after falling into flood waters when a bridge collapsed

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Two people have been taken to hospital after falling into flood waters when a bridge collapsed.

A 65-year-old man was airlifted by helicopter to James Cook University in Middlesbrough following the incident at High Askew near Cropton on the North York Moors.

Two air ambulances - the Great North Air Ambulance and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - attended the scene on Thursday afternoon.

A Great North Air Ambulance Service spokesman said the man lost consciousness following the fall.

A second person was taken to hospital by road.

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