Incident 8/2018 – Mar. 9th Thu. 14.20 Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 69) slipped and fell, immediately after leaving the Ingleborough summit plateau on the path towards Crina Bottom and Ingleton.  His fall was witnessed by a mountain biker who phoned for help, then she was joined by a passing fell-runner, who used his own first aid kit to staunch the flow of blood from the deep scalp wound.

CRO members were called out and an air ambulance requested. By chance, a CRO Underground Controller was out for a run just beyond the summit, so that he was able to provide more information and help walk the casualty to where the helicopter could land.  Team members were stood down, just beyond Crina Bottom and the helicopter flew the patient down to Ingleton, for transfer to a road ambulance.


Volunteer hours: 34