INCIDENT 84/2019 – Sep 28th. Sat. 20.46hrs – Swine Tail, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Three Three Peaks Walkers reported themselves lost, but uninjured, on Ingleborough.  In the dark, their one torch and two mobile phones had died and their third phone – the sole means of navigation – showed only 17% battery.  NYP were able to establish that this phone was near the foot of the Swine Tail. One team member set off from Newby Cote, to run up the hill, while three others…

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INCIDENT 83/2019 – Sep 28th. Sat. 14.36hrs – Near Pecca Falls, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Water Incident

Following a number of 999 calls, reporting ‘a body in the river’, just below Pecca Falls, personnel from CRO (including the Swiftwater Team), North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance all headed in that direction, only to find that the body was that of a sheep, washed down by the overnight and early morning rain.  All were stood down. Volunteer hours:…

INCIDENT 82/2019 – Sep 22nd. Sun. 18.20hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A family asked for help in finding their two dogs, missing on Whernside.  One dog had taken a tumble down the steep slope and into the mist, from near the summit.  The other had chased after it and, while both could be heard barking, they could not be seen. Three team members joined one of the adults in searching for the dogs and visiting local farms, but found nothing. Soon…

Alert only – Sep. 8th Sun. 22.45hrs – Three Peaks area, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Three walkers (f, f, f) were reported overdue on the Three Peaks Walk, possibly on Ingleborough. With no instructions on what to do and the only phone they knew about going to voicemail, relatives did an internet search and found a commercial walking guide. After some discussion, he advised calling NYP for help.  With the only hard evidence being a social media post from the top of Whernside, saying that…