Incident 74/2017 – Sep. 30th Sat. 17.05 – Garsdale Station, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

CRO were called to assist with a walker (f 73) who had fallen and injured her ankle on the Pennine Bridleway near to Garsdale Station. The team were stood down, whilst on route, when North West Ambulance Service paramedics confirmed they were able to extract the casualty to their vehicle. Volunteer hours: 7

Incident 73/2017 – Sep. 23rd Sat. 12.41 – Blea Moor bridleway, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f,42), suffering back pain, could not continue beyond the Blea Moor signal box, so her companions used its phone to call for an ambulance. The ambulance crew parked by the viaduct and while they were walking the three quarters of a mile to the casualty, their control called CRO. The CRO vehicle picked up the casualty, her companions and the paramedics, returning them all to the…

Incident 72/2017 – Sep. 21st Thu. 14.36 – Colt Park, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

Following a search of mixed grassland and limestone pavement by farmers and local volunteers from Natural England, an in-calf, pedigree heifer was reported missing from a small herd near Colt Park, Ribblehead. A further search of woodland and mixed terrain by farmers and CRO members yielded no result, so the search area was widened with CRO’s first use of a drone-mounted video camera. As the search continued, one of the…

Incident 71/2017 – Sep. 12th Tue. 11.32 – White Scar Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A visitor (m,65) collapsed with chest pains, just over half-way along the show cave. After monitoring and treatment by paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance, he was packaged by CRO members, then carried, by stretcher to the road ambulance outside. As CRO members stood down, the paramedics were checking him again, to determine which ambulance would take him to hospital. Volunteer hours: 17