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 57/2018 – Aug. 31st Fri. 07.10hrs – Providence Pot, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

CRO were called to support Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) with an ongoing incident. Two cavers had been reported overdue the previous evening from a traverse of Dowber Gill passage that links Dow Cave with Providence Pot. The overdue party were found a long way into the cave by UWFRA cavers. They were safe but cold and tired and faced a long and in places arduous journey to the…