INCIDENT 55/2018 – Aug. 26th Sun. 18.21hrs – Storrs Common, near Beezley Grange, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (f, 22), having almost completed the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, slipped on the path below Storrs Common, sustaining a suspected fracture of the left ankle. After treatment by YAS paramedics, she was stretchered  to a team vehicle, then driven to the Community Centre car park, transferred to a road ambulance and taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment. Unsuitable footwear. Volunteer hours: 11   TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 54/2018 – Aug. 25th Sat. 15.25hrs – Park Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 48) slipped on steep ground, sustaining a dislocation fracture to his right ankle. Another walker used his ‘personal locator beacon’ to call for help. The call was directed, initially, to Upper Wharfedale Rescue Association, then to Swaledale MRT and then to CRO. On seeing the severity of the injury, the first two members to reach the patient requested evacuation by air ambulance, in order to minimise movement…

INCIDENT 50/2018 – Aug. 5th Sun. 21.38hrs – Sulber Nick and Beecroft, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers (f,43; f,39) reported themselves ‘lost and losing daylight’, but gave a (correct) ten figure grid reference for their position, within 100m of ‘Sulber Crossroads’. While the duty controller was trying to contact them, they told North Yorkshire Police that they both had a phone signal and a torch, so would continue to Horton. A few minutes later, their response to the team’s ‘PhoneFind’ application showed that they were…

Incident 49/2018 – Aug. 4th Sat 21.30 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue?

A visitor reported her elderly parents missing on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Unable to call her back and with the ‘mispers’ having no phone, the duty controller (resident in Ingleton) popped out to look for them. Just as a CRO colleague was checking that the Police had no more specific information, the duty controller found the couple at the entrance to the Trail’s main car park. Very soon, their daughter…