Incident 1/2017 – Jan. 1st Sun. 15.20 – River Doe, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – River Rescue.

The team were called by the Ambulance Service and Police after multiple calls were received to a person (m,40) fallen into the River Doe on the Ingleton Waterfalls walk, possibly above Snow Falls.

On arrival at the scene, the casualty had already been pulled from the river above Storrs Common by a passer by, and ambulance and air ambulance paramedics were rapidly on scene. The casualty was suffering from multiple injuries and hypothermia having being swept up to a kilometre downstream , so a decision was made to evacuate them rapidly via air ambulance to hospital.

The casualty was packaged onto a team stretcher, and carried to the air ambulance by team and fire service personnel, before being conveyed to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Volunteer hours: 43