Aug. 1st Mon. 15.27 – Ribblehead, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested assistance, following a report of a man ‘passed out under Ribblehead Viaduct’. No sooner had the CRO duty controller advised YAS control that a road ambulance could drive to the viaduct than CRO was stood down. The local post van had collected the patient and delivered him to The Station Inn – a First Class service from Royal Mail!

Volunteer minutes: Only a few more than it took to realise that the grid reference was 15km out – unless there’s a viaduct on Casterton Fell?