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

Alert only – Sep. 22nd Sat. 19.32hrs – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A father reported that his daughter – ‘an experienced walker’ – had become separated from the rest of her party on Ingleborough. She had not been heard from for an hour and was believed not to have reached the summit, so the father was going to look for her. 24 minutes later, the CRO Duty Controller was advised that she had been found and that both were on their way…

Alert only – Sep. 9th Sun. 10.50hrs – Three Peaks walk (Horton in Ribblesdale), North Yorkshire – Alert only

CRO duty controllers were advised that a Three Peaks walker (m, 46), last seen at Ribblehead at 12.00 noon the previous day, had not returned to his car at Horton in Ribblesdale.  All local hotels were phoned, in case the missing walker had stayed the night, and search planning was beginning when North Yorkshire Police officers found him, back at his car and about to drive off.  Without a map,…

Alert only – Aug. 29th Wed. 20.47hrs – Waterfalls walk, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

A family visiting the waterfalls walk reported themselves lost in woodland. The CRO Duty Controller was able to contact the family on their mobile phone and established that they had found their way to Ingleton and were being directed to the waterfalls car park by a passerby. Volunteer hours: 0.5 TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon