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Incident 42/2016 – Jun 12th Sun. 19.03 – Storrs Common, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A woman (79) slipped and fell on Storrs Common, having just completed the Waterfalls Walk. A local man called for an ambulance and alerted the team due to the location, knowing access would be difficult for an ambulance. Team members carried out initial treatment of the woman, and splinted her for arm and suspected shoulder injuries, before stretchering her to a waiting ambulance in Ingleton. Volunteer hours: 18

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Incident 41/2016 – Jun 9th Thu. 17.21 – Three Peaks walk, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by the Police, after the organisers of a charity walk expressed concern for 2 inexperienced walkers attempting the 3 peaks walk as part of an organised fundraising event, last seen on Pen y Ghent at 10.30. Our duty controller quickly established that the 2 walkers (male 19 & 25) had no waterproofs, food, drink, map or compass with them – just the clothes they started the…

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Incident 40/2016 – Jun 7th Mon. 17.55 – Dike Green, Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

The team were contacted by a farmer who had a lamb trapped in a small culvert, and was unable to extricate it. A small party of team members was dispatched to attempt the recovery. The lamb was stuck in a 15″ diameter disused culvert, where it had gone to seek some shade, and then got stuck, moving deeper underground, as it was unable to turn around. Attempts to hook the…

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