INCIDENT 41/2020 – Jul. 30th. Thu. 14.40hrs – Near top of Malham Cove – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m, 71) was taken ill at the top of the steps to the top of Malham Cove. As team members and local YAS paramedics arrived, other YAS paramedics were helping him into their air ambulance, for the flight to hospital. The Cove top was extremely busy with visitors so, before standing down, team members cleared an area around the aircraft for its safe departure to hospital. Volunteer hours: …

INCIDENT 40/2020 – Jul. 29th. Wed. 10.07hrs – Pen y ghent – path from Brackenbottom – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m, 56) collapsed on the path to Pen y ghent, above Brackenbottom Scar. Although he seemed still to be confused, three other walkers – all nurses – abandoned their own walk and assisted him back down to the road and handed him over to YAS paramedics, waiting in a road ambulance. Team members were stood down. Volunteer hours:  5 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 39/2020 – Jul. 28th. Tue. 14.53hrs – Whernside – path from summit ridge – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 68)  took a fall, high on the path from the summit of Whernside towards Bruntscar, sustaining an apparent head injury. By chance, an off-duty paramedic (also a member of a neighbouring mountain rescue team) was walking nearby and was able to assess the patient and specify what equipment would be needed for the evacuation. While CRO members were travelling to the incident, an attempt was made to…

INCIDENT 38/2020 – Jul. 21st. Tue. 12.11hrs – Top of Malham Cove – Mountain Incident

A visitor (f, 33)  was reported to have fallen, sustaining a suspected ankle fracture, on the limestone pavement at the top of the Cove. After assessment, pain relief and immobilisation of the injured ankle by YAS paramedics from the air ambulance, the casualty was stretchered to a CRO Land Rover, driven to the road-head on Malham Rakes and transferred to a road ambulance for the journey to hospital. Having decontaminated…