INCIDENT 56/2018 – Aug. 28th Tue. 18.41hrs – Head of Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers became separated from a larger group on the last leg of the Three Peaks Walk, heading from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale. With no map and only a page and a half of typescript describing the whole route, they descended, mistakenly, via Little Ingleborough and past Gaping Gill. At the head of Trow Gill, one (f, 19) slipped and suffered an apparent knee injury. A 999 call was…

INCIDENT 55/2018 – Aug. 26th Sun. 18.21hrs – Storrs Common, near Beezley Grange, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (f, 22), having almost completed the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, slipped on the path below Storrs Common, sustaining a suspected fracture of the left ankle. After treatment by YAS paramedics, she was stretchered  to a team vehicle, then driven to the Community Centre car park, transferred to a road ambulance and taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment. Unsuitable footwear. Volunteer hours: 11   TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 54/2018 – Aug. 25th Sat. 15.25hrs – Park Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 48) slipped on steep ground, sustaining a dislocation fracture to his right ankle. Another walker used his ‘personal locator beacon’ to call for help. The call was directed, initially, to Upper Wharfedale Rescue Association, then to Swaledale MRT and then to CRO. On seeing the severity of the injury, the first two members to reach the patient requested evacuation by air ambulance, in order to minimise movement…

INCIDENT 53/2018 – Aug. 14th Tue. 17.01hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A woman reported that her daughter, undertaking the 3 Yorkshire Peaks alone, was stuck ‘near a steep drop’, ‘somewhere on Ingleborough’, with a failing phone battery. With thick cloud limiting visibility to about 5 metres, the walker had lost confidence and was unable to find her way off, having only a guide book for directions. Phone find technology failed to locate the walkers position, so a full search was initiated,…