INCIDENT 65/2018 – Nov. 20th Tue. 12.48hrs – Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A sheep was reported to be stranded on a ledge about 30m up on the quarry face and may have been there for two days. A team member abseiled down to its level, but the combination of criss-crossing, vegetated ledges and a rather lively young ewe made catching up with it, let alone wrestling it into a canvas bag, somewhat problematic. The member on the quarry face drew back, as…

INCIDENT 64/2018 – Nov. 18th Sun. 17.39hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 27; m, 21) reported themselves lost in the dark, two hours after leaving the summit of Ingleborough, intending to finish at Horton in Ribblesdale. North Yorkshire Police’s initial investigation suggested that they were between Gaping Gill and Trow Gill (Clapham). An on-line ‘Phonefind’ search by a CRO controller confirmed this. In order to save weight, they had left critical kit (compass, map, second light, second…

INCIDENT 63/2018 – Nov. 4th Sun. 14.05hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called to a walker on Pen-y-ghent summit who had jarred their back, resulting in much reduced mobility. Together with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, on arrival at the rendezvous point at Dale Head, it was found that the cloud base prevented the air ambulance accessing the casualty. Instead, the pilot dropped his paramedics off on the hill at the base of the cloud mass, at about 600 metres…

INCIDENT 62/2018 – Oct. 25th Thu. 15.45hrs – Whit-a-Green, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Natural England reported a ewe stranded in an un-named cave entrance whose stream runs into the Alum Pot system. In the evening, four CRO members went up and wrestled the sheep out, taking care not to drive it further in and into the stream-way. Volunteer hours: 8   TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon