Incident 56/2017 – Aug 1st Tues. 03.21 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to two 3 Peaks walkers (m, 23, 18) who had become lost in darkness, and found themselves above Horton Quarry, and felt unable to safely proceed or retrace their steps. They had called for help when their last mobile phone was down to 5%, and the duty controller was unable to recontact them to offer advice, so a small party was arranged…

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Incident 55/2017 – July 30th Sun. 12.26 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a report of a fell runner (m,54) who had sustained injuries having fallen descending from the summit. On arrival, a small team proceeded up the hill to provide first aid, and found the casualty making his way down the hill assisted by walkers. At Bruntscar, the casualty’s facial and hand wounds were dressed by team casualty carers, and then he was…

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Incident 54/2017 – July 23rd Sun. 20.00 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

An hour after the other three members of their sponsored Three Peaks Walk group had said that they were ‘ten minutes behind’ them, the ‘organiser’ reported that the final two walkers (m, f) had still not reached Horton Station. As a local CRO member arrived at the station approach, the pair emerged from the station gate. However, there was no minibus, no ‘organiser’ and no reply on his mobile phone,…

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Incident 50/2017 – July 19th Wed. 15.52 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 35) crossed the beck at the foot of the Cove and began ascending the climbers’ route up to the East Wing, believing it to be the path to the top. Two thirds of the way up, she felt unable to continue or to retreat, so rang for help. Two CRO members attended, locating the walker and one of them ascended to escort her off, to the side…

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