INCIDENT 33/2020 – Jul. 11th. Sat. 09.57hrs – Swine Tail, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m) was reported to have fallen, sustaining an open ankle fracture ‘3 to 5 miles on the path heading up Ingleborough from Horton’. As team members were alerted, PhoneFind messages were sent to the two mobile phone numbers gleaned by YAS and the CRO duty controller. Unfortunately, both were iPhones with the wrong privacy settings, so could not be located, but the verbal description suggested that the group had been descending the Swine Tail. The air ambulance flew in as team members waited at the road-head. Paramedics used the walker’s companions to lift him into the helicopter and team members were stood down. The air ambulance flew to Clapham, landing where indicated by a team member, to transfer the patient to a road ambulance.

Volunteer hours: 12