Incident 45/2017 – June 30th Fri. 01.49 – Whernside area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of six (all m, 16) on a Silver D of E expedition was reported missing in the Whernside area – last known position was approaching the summit ridge at 20.00 on Thursday. As they had tents, sleeping bags and food for two days, this was not treated as a serious emergency, so two CRO members and a Police officer drove around the area, looking for lights. Later, they…

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Incident 44/2017 – June 27th Tues. 14.35 – Ing Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a walker (f, 53) who had fallen whilst walking near Malham Cove, sustaining a shoulder injury. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was able to land near the casualty and drop off a paramedic, but had to move due to unstable ground. The casualty was packaged and stretchered by team members to a CRO vehicle, and then driven to a…

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Incident 43/2017 – June 24th Sat. 21.38 – 3 Peaks Route, Ingleborough to Horton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police regarding 5 walkers (f, 35-40), reported overdue on the descent from Ingleborough. A party of four were quickly ascertained to have arrived in Horton safely, but a lone walker was still not accounted for. Two search parties were dispatched to begin checking the route from Horton, but as this happened, the lone walker arrived back at Horton safe and well. Volunteer hours:4

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Incident 42/2017 – June 21st Mon. 16.33 – Horton Scar, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A 5 yr old ‘sprocker’ spaniel fell on rocks and was unable, or unwilling, to move his back legs. The owner requested assistance to get the dog off the hill. A small team responded, and together with a National Park Ranger, conveyed the dog down to the owners vehicle in Horton, from where the dog was taken for treatment at a local vet. Volunteer hours: 8   *The dog, Benson,…

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