Incident 03/2016 – January 30th Sat 13.39 – Airton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 69), sustained a suspected fractured ankle whilst walking with a group in fields near the River Aire. CRO responded to the casualty’s location, and after carrying out first aid and splinting the injury, the casualty was stretchered to an ambulance at Town End Farm shop, Airton for transport to Airedale Hospital.

Because a second call to another casualty was received as the team arrived at the scene, four members of Prawle Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team, who had attended just to observe, were utilised to assist with the stretcher carry.

Volunteer hours: 18 (CRO), 12 (HMCG)