ALERT Only – Jan. 18th Mon. 07.45 – North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum – flood warning – Alert No. 1 of 2021

Along with representatives of all the other MRTs operating across the County, CRO’s ‘Silver’ reps were alerted to a flooding forecast (‘Storm Christoph’) through the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum. They put the Organisation’s Swift-water Rescue Team on stand-by and kept the situation under review from Monday through to Thursday afternoon, when the risk was perceived to have subsided and the team could stand down. We are extremely grateful to…

ALERT Only – Nov. 19th Thu. 14.36 – Gisburn Forest, Lancashire, Alert No. 8 of 2020

Bowland Pennine MRT asked for CRO’s support when they found themselves short-handed on the way to an incident in Gisburn Forest. A cyclist (m, 30) had come off his mountain bike, sustaining a shoulder injury. However, as a CRO controller was texting a call-out to team members, NWAS advised that the patient had been able to make his way to the main car park at Stephen Park (‘the Forest Hub’),…

ALERT Only – Oct. 25th Sun. 20.40 – Whernside, North Yorkshire, Alert No. 7 of 2020

North Yorkshire Police contacted the team controllers with a report of 2 walkers who had become separated from 2 companions, and were believed lost on Whernside. The duty controller decided to send a team member to liaise with the reporting companions on Low Sleights Road, just beyond the Hill Inn. However, before the team member set off a further message was received from the Police stating that the lost walkers…

Alert only – Oct. 10th. Sat. 23.34hrs – Ingleborough – Alert No. 6 of 2020

North Yorkshire Police passed on an alert that five ‘experienced walkers’ had not descended from Ingleborough. The duty controller was unable to contact the caller and only one of the PhoneFind messages sent to the three phones of the missing party was received (i.e. two phones were switched off, unavailable or had a dead battery). NYP then advised that the missing walkers had just arrived back in Horton in Ribblesdale.…