Incident 87/2016 – Oct. 27th Thu. 13.07 – Sheriff Hill, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a walker (f,41) suffering a suspected ankle fracture, on the path approaching Malham Cove top from Malham Rakes. The casualty was treated by team casualty carers and splinted, before being conveyed by team Land Rover to a waiting ambulance at Malham Information Centre, for transfer to hospital. Volunteer hours: 18 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 86/2016 – Oct. 22nd Sat. 19.24 – Wretched Rabbit, Easegill, Cumbria – Cave Rescue.

Cumbria Police contacted the team when a caver at Bull Pot Farm reported a caver (m,78) was apparently 2 hours over his due return time from a trip to Wretched Rabbit. The caller confirmed his car was still at Bull Pot. A vehicle and initial party of 6 team members were mobilised, whilst members of Red Rose Caving club went with the ‘grab bag’ (left for such incidents at Bull…

Oct. 20th Thu. 17.31 – Sulber area, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Two walkers (m, f) reported themselves lost, between Ingleborough and Horton in Ribblesdale. Although describing themselves as appropriately equipped and well-provisioned, they had no torch and believed they would not reach Horton before it got dark. Unfortunately, although their phone was on a network claiming ‘99% UK coverage’, it was not possible to call or text them nor could their location be ascertained by ‘SARloc’. As they did not appear…

Incident 85/2016 – Oct. 16th Sun. 11.50 – Thwaite Lane, Austwick / Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A member of a practice expedition group (f,15) with Type 1 diabetes, fainted while walking along the lane. CRO members collected her and brought her back to Clapham, tired and cold, with fluctuating blood-sugar levels. Once stable and after a medical consultation, she was taken home by one of the group’s supervisors. Volunteer hours: 3 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon