Alert only – Apr. 14th Sun. 11.35hrs – Path to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance, following receipt of a 999 call saying that a walker had fallen and had been feeling dizzy, on the path from Gordale Bridge over to Malham Cove. When the CRO duty controller called the Emergency Operations Centre, he was told that an ambulance was en route, but there had been a further call to say that the patient had walked into the National Park…

INCIDENT 18/2019 – Apr. 11th. Thu. 18.00hrs – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 20), on the return leg of the Waterfalls Trail, fell and heard a crack from her ankle, after which she was unable to stand or walk the last few hundred metres down to Storrs Common.  The CRO doctor carried out the casualty care and splinted her badly swollen ankle. Team members lifted the patient on to a stretcher, then carried her  to a team Land Rover, to…

INCIDENT 14/2019 – Mar. 26th. Tue. 17.53hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 21; f, 21) became detached from a much larger sponsored walk group and, without a map, took the wrong route off Ingleborough. Before the daylight was lost completely, they phoned North Yorkshire Police, who contacted CRO. The duty controller telephoned the ‘mispers’, then sent a Phonefind message, the reply to which placed them at Gaping Gill. A small CRO team drove to just below Trow…

Alert only – Mar. 26th Tue. 08.22hrs – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a call, saying that a walker (m, 45) was fitting ‘on top of Pen y ghent’. YAS deployed both road and air ambulances, calling CRO as an added precaution. From home, the duty controller could see that the cloud base was well above the summit, so agreed with YAS that CRO would not go out. It then transpired that the casualty had come round and had…