Incident 59/2017 – Aug. 12th Sat. 18.00 – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 62) stepped off the path near Snow Falls, then slipped and fell / tumbled about 12m down a steep wooded slope to the river’s edge, sustaining back and pelvic injuries. Having been given pain relief, he was put into a vacuum mattress (full-body splint), then onto a Bell mountain rescue stretcher for hauling back up to the path. He was further assessed by YAS paramedics, then carried to the Beezleys caravan park and transferred to an air ambulance for the journey to hospital.
Volunteer hours:48