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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…

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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…

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Jul. 27th Wed. 22.42 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Three inexperienced walkers (25-30 years) were reported overdue from a walk on Whernside, without maps or torches. A ‘SARLoc’ message (internet location, using their phone’s GPS system) was sent, but five minutes after the initial call, North Yorkshire Police advised that they had returned, safely, to their camp-site in Ingleton. Volunteer minutes: Less than it took to type this!

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