Incident 90/2017 – Dec. 27th Wed. 11.26 Green Bank, Great Knoutberry Hill, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m 82) slipped and fell, on wet grass on a bridleway track, injuring his ankle. He was kept warm by his family who were able to bring blankets and a hot water bottle to his location. CRO team members treated him for a suspected fracture / sprain to his left ankle; before transporting him off the hill in a stretcher loaded into a CRO 4×4 ambulance. He was…

Incident 89/2017 – Dec. 23rd Sat. 15.55 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO team members braved darkness and dense fog, in wet and very windy conditions, when they sought to locate and assist a 3-peaks walker (m 33), who had reported himself lost on Ingleborough. The walker was discovered by CRO on the very summit of Ingleborough and he was found to be suffering from severe hypothermia. Due to the extremely poor visibility CRO were unable to call on the help of…

Alert Only – Dec. 8th Fri. 12.04 – Scaleber Force, North Yorkshire, RTC

Whilst incident 88 was in progress, a call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a vehicle in the stream above Scaleber Force, with person’s trapped, and ambulance crews having difficulty accessing the incident due to road conditions. Police officers in attendance at our Depot due to the ongoing incident, were able to confirm that the two occupants had been removed from the vehicle and were being…

Incident 88/2017 – Dec. 8th Fri. 09.00 – Ewes Top Moss Pot, Scales Moor, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police, and asked to conduct a search of the ground, sinkholes and potholes on Scales Moor, in connection with the search for a missing person. A team member entering Ewes Top Moss Pot discovered the body of a caver (m, 68). After notifying the police and receiving direction from them, team members recovered the caver’s body from the pothole, and then conveyed him…