INCIDENT 07/2019 – Jan. 28th. Mon. 11.40hrs – Malham Cove Top, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,72) slipped and fell on the limestone pavement and sustained a suspected fractured right ankle. The team responded and splinted the injured limb, and then put the casualty onto a stretcher for a carry to the team vehicle. He was then transported to a waiting road ambulance at Malham visitor centre, from where he was transferred to hospital.

Whilst dealing with this incident a team member slipped and fell, injuring his right wrist. No treatment was required at the scene, but a subsequent check at hospital revealed a fracture to the lower right forearm.

Volunteer hours: 37.5