INCIDENT 39/2020 – Jul. 28th. Tue. 14.53hrs – Whernside – path from summit ridge – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 68)  took a fall, high on the path from the summit of Whernside towards Bruntscar, sustaining an apparent head injury. By chance, an off-duty paramedic (also a member of a neighbouring mountain rescue team) was walking nearby and was able to assess the patient and specify what equipment would be needed for the evacuation. While CRO members were travelling to the incident, an attempt was made to begin walking the patient off the hill, but she became unwell and had to wait for the team’s arrival. She was stretchered down to a road ambulance, waiting near Bruntscar, and assessed by YAS paramedics, who took her to hospital.

Volunteer hours: 40