A climber (m, 27) is believed to have been descending around the side of the main climbing area on Giggleswick Scar (South) when he sustained a head injury, caused by a falling rock. His climbing partner called for help and administered what first aid she could on the steep, rocky, wooded hillside. The first team members on scene were very quickly followed by YAS paramedics and a doctor from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. After assessment by the YAS/YAA personnel, the casualty was put into an insulated ‘casualty bag’ on a stretcher and evacuated down the awkward wooded scree slope to the Golf Club car park, then across the road to the helicopter, waiting on the golf course. He was flown to hospital for further assessment/treatment.
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