INCIDENT 52/2018 – Aug. 13th Mon. 16.47hrs – Gaping Gill, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor to the winch meet at Gaping Gill slipped as they were approaching the site, sustaining an injury to their left knee which left them unable to bare weight on the leg. A team vehicle with 2 members on board was despatched. After assessing the injury, the casualty was brought down to Clapham, from where they were taken home by a family member. Volunteer hours:6 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Alert only – Aug. 11th Sat. 21.49hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A caller contacted North Yorkshire Police to ‘express concern’ for 2 male walkers she had seen some 2 and a half hours earlier on Ingleborough, because they looked as though they were ‘struggling and not well equipped’. Given the time elapsed, and the fact that ‘struggling and not well equipped’ could equally apply to probably 50% of those who attempt the Yorshire 3 Peaks Challenge each year, the Duty Controller…

INCIDENT 51/2018 – Aug. 11th Sat. 12.50hrs – Hunt’s Cross, Westhouse, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A 71yo, whilst assisting with a group of paragliding enthusiasts, slipped on rocks and sustained a deep laceration to his right shin, and was unable to walk. The team conveyed a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic to the casualties location, and then packaged the casualty for sledging by stretcher back to the road ambulance. From there he was conveyed to hospital for further treatment. Volunteer hours: 17 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 42/2018 – Jul. 6th Fri 14.29 Thornton Force area, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) requested the team’s assistance to help a walker who had fallen whilst on the Waterfalls Trail. The injured person was eventually found near Pecca Falls, being assisted back to the car park by a companion, as YAS had told them an ambulance would not be available for 4 hours. The casualty was assessed, and assisted/escorted to a team vehicle at Tom’s Cabin, and conveyed back to…