INCIDENT 61/2018 – Oct. 17th Wed. 02.00hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker on an evening excursion from Settle to Ribblehead became lost after descending from the summit of Pen-y-ghent. During a brief and muffled telephone call, the CRO Duty Controller was only able to establish that the lost person had a fading torch battery, was beside a dry-stone wall and most likely located some distance from the summit in the direction of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Five separate CRO hill teams were deployed…

Alert only – Oct. 15th Mon. 03.56hrs – Hawksworth, West Yorkshire – Alert only

The CRO Duty Controller was contacted by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help identify the location of a serious road traffic accident through use of SARLOC – a computer software application available to mountain rescue teams that can help phone users to share the location of their smart phone. Volunteer hours: 0.5 TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 60/2018 – Oct. 13th Sat. 10.06hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A 3-peaks walker slipped on wet rocks just below the summit of Pen-y-ghent. His fall caused an injury to his ankle – a suspected fracture. The injured walker telephoned for help, but also started to make his way down the hill after his ankle was strapped up by a passerby. CRO team members, accompanied by Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff, met with the injured walker near the top of Vicarage Lane. He…

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…