Incident 61/2016 – Aug. 2nd Tue. 11.31 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,69) was reported to have collapsed at Malham Cove, ‘on the pavements’. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics assessed him, then waved off the air anbulance and stood CRO down, as the patient was at the gate on to the Malham Rakes road. Only one CRO member reached the patient before the ‘stand-down’, although eight others were en route. Volunteer hours: 12. TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Aug. 1st Mon. 15.27 – Ribblehead, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested assistance, following a report of a man ‘passed out under Ribblehead Viaduct’. No sooner had the CRO duty controller advised YAS control that a road ambulance could drive to the viaduct than CRO was stood down. The local post van had collected the patient and delivered him to The Station Inn – a First Class service from Royal Mail! Volunteer minutes: Only a few more than…

Incident 59/2016 – Jul. 30th Sat. 11.21 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m) fell approximately ten metres from the East Wing of the Cove, sustaining suspected back and neck injuries. After assessment by Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics, he was placed in a vacuum mattress (whole-body splint) and on to a Bell mountain rescue stretcher. Because of the steepness of the ground and proximity to the Cove face, a Coastguard helicopter was called in from Humberside. This winched the stretcher from…