INCIDENT 38/2019 – May 23rd Thu. 17.24hrs – Ellerbeck, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Incident

A lamb was reported to be stranded, 3m down into a narrow fissure in surface rock, near Ellerbeck. Two team members attended and had little difficulty in rescuing the sheep, which the farmer took to a farm building to aid its recovery. Volunteer hours: 3 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Alert only – May 20th Mon. 19.05hrs – River Aire, Airton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association received a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient (initially described as a ‘body’) in the River Aire, near Riverside Walk, at Airton. As it was in CRO’s area, UWFRA transferred the call. Telephone and radio enquiries led to the conclusion that the statutory emergency services were able to stretcher the patient to an ambulance for assessment and that the team was not needed…

INCIDENT 37/2019 – May 19th. Sun. 11.48hrs – Summit ridge, Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 56) slipped and fell, sustaining head and wrist injuries while walking from the Whernside trig point to the beginning of the steep descent to Bruntscar. With some difficulty, the duty controller used PhoneFind to confirm the casualty’s location as being on the ridge. By this time an air ambulance was en route , so the full team was not called. Another controller was able to talk the…