Incident 5/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 16.04 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Before the previous incident was quite concluded, there was a call to go to a walker (f,32) who had suffered a knee-cap dislocation ’15 minutes from the trig point’ on the main path down from Pen y ghent towards Horton in Ribblesdale. While the team was re-organising and en route, a (different) former CRO controller, out for a walk, happened by. He provided spare clothing and encouraged the group to assist the injured person to begin to move downhill. With his support, they had progressed to within about 250m of the top of Horton Scar Lane, when the CRO team arrived. The casualty was helped into a team vehicle and taken down to the main car park in Horton, to wait for a road ambulance. Later, when it became apparent that an ambulance would not be available within a reasonable period of time, she and a companion said they preferred to use their own car for the drive to hospital. The patient was assisted onto the back seat of their car and CRO members returned to Clapham (or home).
Volunteer hours:48