A walker (m, 40) was reported overdue, five hours after setting off to walk the 7 miles along roads from Clapham Station to Settle, in light snow conditions. His family had done one sweep of the roads and CRO members had begun a second, when he turned up at his week-end accommodation, not far from Clapham Station. Volunteer Hours – 8
An HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, operated by Bristow’s, arrived at Ribblehead today as part of a practice with CRO. Bristow’s last attended an incident with CRO on 15th November, when their aircraft developed a fault and had to be rescued itself (see recent incident report) By way of thank you to CRO for their help, Bristow’s recently made a significant donation to the team.
A walker (m, 47) slipped on the track between Kingsdale and Twisleton Hall, sustaining a painful knee / upper leg injury. He was very cold and, after the leg was splinted and he was given pain relief, he was taken by CRO Land Rover to be handed over to YAS paramedics and transported to hospital in their road ambulance. Volunteer Hours – 7.5
G-MCGJ finally got airborne about lunchtime today, and has now returned to her base in Caernarfon. Good work by the technicians and aircrew, Lawson’s Crane services and ourselves providing manpower and lower tech support as needed. Total volunteer hours: 246