Incident 62/2017 – Aug. 25th Fri. 16.09 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (f,30) took a fall of about ten metres from one of the more serious routes on Malham Cove. Although her rope and belay held, she sustained a head injury from hitting the rock face (without helmet), during the fall. After attention from YAS/YAA paramedics, she was put into a vacuum mattress and onto a mountain rescue stretcher for lowering from ‘the cat walk’ by team members. She was…

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Incident 61/2017 – Aug. 24th Thu. 23.03 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of three walkers (m,30, m,11 m,6) and dog were reported overdue from their camp-site in Horton, having set out at 12.30 to do some unspecified part of the Three Peaks Walk and with only water and sweets to sustain them. By chance, the Duty Controller’s wife had seen such a group two hours earlier, walking along the road near Selside, in the dark and with inadequate lights. She…

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Incident 59/2017 – Aug. 12th Sat. 18.00 – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 62) stepped off the path near Snow Falls, then slipped and fell / tumbled about 12m down a steep wooded slope to the river’s edge, sustaining back and pelvic injuries. Having been given pain relief, he was put into a vacuum mattress (full-body splint), then onto a Bell mountain rescue stretcher for hauling back up to the path. He was further assessed by YAS paramedics, then carried…

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Incident 57/2017 – Aug 7th Mon. 22.21 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

3 people (m,40 f,39, 9) undertaking the 3 Peaks walk, were unable to negotiate limestone pavement and field walls above Beecroft Hall as darkness fell, due to inadequate lighting. 3 team members with a local police officer located the walkers, provided them with lights, and escorted them down to a team vehicle before dropping them at their car in Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours:6 Going out in the hills? Essential…

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