INCIDENT 37/2019 – May 19th. Sun. 11.48hrs – Summit ridge, Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 56) slipped and fell, sustaining head and wrist injuries while walking from the Whernside trig point to the beginning of the steep descent to Bruntscar. With some difficulty, the duty controller used PhoneFind to confirm the casualty’s location as being on the ridge. By this time an air ambulance was en route , so the full team was not called. Another controller was able to talk the helicopter to the correct location and arrived on scene to find the paramedics helping the patient into the aircraft. This flew her down to the road ambulance and CRO personnel were stood down.

Volunteer hours: 4