INCIDENT 50/2018 – Aug. 5th Sun. 21.38hrs – Sulber Nick and Beecroft, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers (f,43; f,39) reported themselves ‘lost and losing daylight’, but gave a (correct) ten figure grid reference for their position, within 100m of ‘Sulber Crossroads’. While the duty controller was trying to contact them, they told North Yorkshire Police that they both had a phone signal and a torch, so would continue to Horton. A few minutes later, their response to the team’s ‘PhoneFind’ application showed that they were…

Incident 49/2018 – Aug. 4th Sat 21.30 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue?

A visitor reported her elderly parents missing on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Unable to call her back and with the ‘mispers’ having no phone, the duty controller (resident in Ingleton) popped out to look for them. Just as a CRO colleague was checking that the Police had no more specific information, the duty controller found the couple at the entrance to the Trail’s main car park. Very soon, their daughter…

Incident 48/2018 – Aug. 4th Sat 12.02 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (m, 32) sustained a fracture to the shoulder, after taking a fall between Manor Bridge and Pecca Falls, on the Waterfalls Trail. Team members immobilised the shoulder, then supported him on the walk down to the main Trail car park. He was assisted into a team vehicle and taken to a North West Ambulance Service road ambulance for the journey to hospital. Volunteer hours: 14   TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 47/2018 – Jul. 25th Wed 15.16 Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A mountain biker (f, 70) hit a rock on the bridleway from Tennant Gill to Henside and was pitched forward, over her bicycle handlebars, fracturing both of the bones to one wrist. Once her arm was immobilised, during which process the patient steadfastly refused any pain relief (She just gritted her teeth and said ‘Get on with it!’.), she was helped to her feet and supported for the quarter-mile walk…