INCIDENT 19/2019 – Apr. 18th. Thu. 14.20hrs – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Local Incident

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a high risk missing person, who it was believed may have headed into the local hills. Two team members went to liaise with the police officer on scene, whilst others went to collect a team vehicle. Just as the vehicle was leaving our Depot, and before a  callout to the full team was sent out, police…

INCIDENT 15/2019 – Apr. 6th. Sat. 19.00hrs – Above Stockdale Farm, Settle, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called to a walker in a D of E party (f, 16) with back and hip injuries, on the fells above Stockdale Farm. On speaking to the group leader, the conroller established that the casualty had not sustained a fall or injury, but had aggravated a pre-exisitng condition and having sat down to rest, was unable to mobilise again. A team was called out to assist the…

Alert only – Mar. 11th Mon. 20.30hrs – Three Peaks, North Yorkshire – Alert only

The team were contacted about concerns for a walker doing the 3 peaks who was 2 hours overdue, having not returned home at the expected time, and had also not responded to messages to his phone. Whilst initial enquiries were being made, the walker made contact, having been delayed by winter conditions on the tops, and guiding two other walkers who were unsure of the route.   Volunteer hours: 15…

Alert only – Mar. 9th Sat. 22.14hrs – Lancaster Hole, Cumbria – Alert only

The duty controller was contacted by a team caver staying at Bull Pot Farm to inform of an overdue group of cavers, doing a through trip from Wretched Rabbit to Lancaster Hole. Other cavers at Bull Pot had established that the party had made it to the base of the entrance pitch to Lancaster hole, but 2 novice cavers with the group were too exhausted to climb out without assistance.…