Incident 9/2017 – Feb 12th Sun. 11.43 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

In wintery conditions, a walker (f, 42) slipped on ice descending from the summit, and sustained a fracture to her right tibia and fibula. The casualty was attended to by team casualty carers, given pain relief and splinted before being carried on a stretcher to the road, for transfer to a road ambulance for transport to hospital. Volunteer hours:48 The casualty being stretchered off Pen-y-ghent

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Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,28), wearing trainers, slipped on snow or ice when beginning to descend from Little Ingleborough towards Gaping Gill and sustained a suspected shoulder dislocation. As CRO members made their way up to him, his companions assisted him to descend a little way down, very slowly and in considerable pain. He was given pain relief and stretchered (partly sledged, partly carried) down to a team Land Rover, below Trow…

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The Open Wheel Introduce Cave Rescue Organisation – Good Cause of The West Riding Classic 2017

Cave Rescue Organisation Formed in 1935, The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) is the oldest cave rescue organisation in the world. It was originally formed by cavers specifically to rescue cavers but, since the 60s, has also been a mountain rescue service. Today the majority of the call-outs are for above ground incidents of which there were 99 in 2016, ranging from injured walkers, climbers, trapped livestock, road and mountain bike…

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