A visitor (m, 31), staying at the campsite in Horton in Ribblesdale, went for a late evening run towards Pen y ghent, but took a bad fall somewhere near Hull Pot, possibly at about 23.00 hrs on Saturday. CRO controllers received an alert at 08.45 on Sunday saying that the misper had fallen, with unknown injuries at an unknown location on Pen y ghent. Just as a PhoneFind message failed to locate him (His phone’s privacy settings did not allow location sharing.), NYP received a call from some Three Peaks walkers who had come across him and provided an exposure blanket. They also confirmed the location as being just beyond the top of Horton Scar Lane.
Three team members were able to drive to the casualty in a team Land Rover. The casualty carer’s initial assessment was a displaced ankle fracture, a deep gash just above the knee, a head injury and stage 1 (mild) hypothermia (It had rained overnight.). Having splinted the injured leg and put the casualty into an insulated ‘cas bag’, the team helped him into the Land Rover and drove him down to Horton car park for handing over to YAS paramedics.
Volunteer hours: 10