INCIDENT 17/2019 – Apr. 8th. Mon. 13.34hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called out to assist a walker who had fallen and injured her leg, not far from the summit of Whernside. Whilst CRO team members were assembling near Bruntscar at the foot of Whernside, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) arrived on scene. The YAA was unable to land near to the injured person because of low cloud and strong gusting wind. To get help to the injured person quickly,…

INCIDENT 16/2019 – Apr. 7th. Sun. 19.41hrs – Rayside Plantation, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A group of walkers doing the three peaks walk decided to descend from the summit of Ingleborough to finish their walk in Clapham village. During the descent, two members of the party developed leg injuries which prevented them from completing the walk. They waited for help whilst the rest of the group continued. CRO initiated a recce of the reported location of the injured walkers; but they were not found…

INCIDENT 01/2019 – Jan. 6th. Sun. 14.25hrs – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f 69) slipped and fell on the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove. Visibility was very poor due to low cloud and the pavement was extremely slippery. The casualty was located by CRO team members and treated for a suspected lower leg fracture. With care, the casualty was carried on a stretcher to a CRO vehicle for transport down to Malham village and transfer to a…

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…