INCIDENT 56/2018 – Aug. 28th Tue. 18.41hrs – Head of Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers became separated from a larger group on the last leg of the Three Peaks Walk, heading from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale. With no map and only a page and a half of typescript describing the whole route, they descended, mistakenly, via Little Ingleborough and past Gaping Gill. At the head of Trow Gill, one (f, 19) slipped and suffered an apparent knee injury. A 999 call was made to Yorkshire Ambulance Service, whose Emergency Operations Centre called CRO. Arriving on scene, CRO members immobilised the knee and administered pain relief, before putting the rather cold patient into a casualty bag, on a stretcher. The loaded stretcher was partly carried and partly ‘sledged’ down to a team Land Rover, which was driven down to CRO Base, in Clapham. Here, the patient was transferred to a road ambulance for the journey to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Volunteer hours: 35