Incident 19/2018 – Apr. 20th Fri. 16.02 Gordale Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 42) slipped on wet rocks at the beck edge, between the two waterfalls in Gordale Scar, sustaining a painful shoulder injury. Having been given pain relief and with her shoulder immobilised, the patient was able to walk up to the top of the Scar with assistance and encouragement from team members. She was helped into the waiting air ambulance for the flight to hospital.       …

Incident 16/2018 – Apr. 17th Tue. 12.00 Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 87) was reported to have collapsed ‘half-way up Whernside’.  The first CRO members to arrive found him just above the wall at 525m.  An assessment by team casualty carers suggested that he had recovered well, so he was stretchered down to a team vehicle, then driven to the road-head. As a precaution, he was taken for a thorough hospital check-up by YAS road ambulance.  Volunteer hours: 37…

Incident 12/2018 – Mar. 24th Sat. 13.41 Craven Way Old Road, Dent, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 16), on a Gold practice expedition, was taken ill on the Craven Way, to the South-East of Dent.  CRO and the Great North Air Ambulance responded. After the GNAA paramedic had assessed the patient, she was assisted to a team Land Rover, driven down to the road near Whernside Manor and transferred to a NWAS road ambulance for the journey to Westmorland General Hospital. Volunteer hours:  30   TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 11/2018 – Mar. 13th Tue. 12.14 Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for CRO’s assistance in reaching and rescuing a walker (m, 82), said to be collapsed and confused at Manor Bridge, on the western arm of the Waterfalls Trail. Team members and a paramedic ran  up from the main car park, finding him much further up the path, by the refreshment kiosk. When the patient – now cheerful and alert – had been assessed, he was carried…