Incident 84/2017 – Oct. 28th Sat. 12.01 – Westhouse area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

As the news arrived that the party on Ingleborough were now descending, a call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to a report of a cyclist with a head injury, and possibly now unconscious, ‘somewhere on a path’ in the Westhouse area, near Ingleton.

The vehicle responding to the previous incident was diverted, and together with a road ambulance crew and another team member in their own vehicle, began to check likely routes around Westhouse where the casualty may be located. As this initial search was being carried out, further information from YAS indicated that the cyclist was actually on Whelpstone Crag in Gisburn Forest, but their call had been passed through the mobile phone tower in Westhouse (It appears that the site of the tower was mistakenly given as the cyclists location when trying to triangulate the location, as the cyclist lost consciousness before responding with further information). The call was therefore passed to Bowland Pennine team, and CRO stood down. Volunteer hours: 2

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