Incident 29/2016 – May 7th Sat. 20.11 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (both m,20) called for an ambulance, saying that one was unable to continue (legs seized), that they were ‘at the base of Ingleborough’ and ‘can see the B6479’. Their phone was then unavailable to calls and texts from the CRO duty controller. As a local CRO member was covering the road between Selside and Horton, the licensee of The Old Hill Inn, Chapel le dale, rang…

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Incident 28/2016 – May 7th Sat. 17.43 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (both f,16) were reported missing, having turned round near the summit of Whernside, five hours earlier, intending to return to Ribblehead. Their organiser had issued them with a 1:70,500 ‘overview’ map downloaded from the internet (“They cannot read a map.”), one was asthmatic and they had left a rucksac and an inhaler in the organiser’s car. As CRO members were deploying to backtrack from Ribblehead to…

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Incident 27/2016 – May 6th Fri. 09.11 – Ribblehead area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Assist North Yorkshire Police in search for person missing from home (f, 27) and known to be at serious risk. Found, unharmed, on the embankment at the North end of the viaduct, by a Police dog and handler, as CRO members and SARDA dog searched adjacent areas. A Police helicopter had also been involved in the search. Volunteer hours: 32

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