INCIDENT 59/2018 – Sep. 27th Thu. 11.04hrs – Gordale Beck, North of Mastiles Lane, Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A diabetic student (m,17), on a field visit, collapsed, falling face-down in the beck. He was recovered by companions, then regained consciousness. Yorkshire Ambulance Service first requested CRO’s help in locating him, via PhoneFind, but this did not work (Perhaps the original call roamed to a different network?). A second caller gave a grid reference which, though 900m out, was at least near Mastiles Lane. YAS road ambulance and first…

Incident 45/2018 – Jul. 14th Sat 15.06 ‘Brothers Wall’, Crummackdale, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 48) was reported to have fallen, sustaining a dislocation fracture of one wrist, in Crummackdale. After initial confusion, when the grid reference provided by the ambulance service indicated the head of Crummackdale, but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed below the scar above Wharfe, the correct location was identified. After air ambulance paramedics had splinted the rather deformed wrist, CRO members sledged and carried the patient, by stretcher,…

Incident 40/2018 – Jun. 15th Fri 11.55 Ingleborough, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker with a medical condition collapsed and was unconscious for a brief period. Initial information stated that he was ‘on the track to Little Ingleborough’, but further enquiries suggested that he was on the Horton side of the hill. While CRO members searched up and down the path from the Nick Pot area, the crew of an air ambulance spotted him just above ‘Sulber Cross-roads’. He was walked to…

Incident 39/2018 – Jun. 12th Tue 14.05 Pen-y-Ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called to assist a walker who had collapsed on the summit of Pen-y-Ghent after suffering a cardiac arrest. Despite the hard work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics at the scene, the outcome was fatal. Volunteer hours 36 TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon