A man found in woodland with serious injuries has died, despite a concerted effort by the emergency services to save him.
The man, aged in his 50s, was located in Bishop Wood near Selby this morning, after a search involving the police helicopter.
Firefighters from Selby then helped police and paramedics to transfer him over boggy ground to an ambulance.
Bishop Wood, Selby
He was airlifted to hospital but died there this afternoon.
Police are now preparing a report for the coroner following what they describe as the “sudden non-suspicious death” of the man, who was from the Selby area.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Welfare concerns were reported by the man’s family at 10.17am today (Tuesday) and this developed into a missing person inquiry as more information was established.
“Officers located the man’s vehicle at Scalm Park, Wistow, at 10.52am.
“A police helicopter was brought in to aid the search and the crew were able to direct officers to the man in woodland at 11.20am.
“The man had serious injuries and officers provided emergency first aid while ambulance and air ambulance medics arrived at the scene.
“The man was airlifted at 12.42pm but he sadly died at hospital around an hour later.
“The man’s family have been informed about the death and are receiving support.”
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are asked to call 101, option 4, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12240026854.