Incident 26/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 16.24 – Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a report of a person (f, 37) ‘fallen from a wall, 200m from Settle Golf Club’. Because of an ongoing incident, a reduced team responded from Horton in Ribblesdale to provide assistance to the ambulance service.

On arrival, the team members discovered that the incident involved a climber who had suffered a 3m fall from Giggleswick Scar, sustaining a displaced fracture of her right ankle. Team members provided casualty care, including splintage and pain relief. Due to extremely difficult access, further team members were requested to attend to assist with a belayed stretcher lower over difficult terrain from the Scar to the road some 60 metres below. The casualty was eventually lowered to the road and carried to a road ambulance for transfer to hospital. Volunteer hours: 40

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