Conflicting reports resulted in YAS paramedics in a Rapid Response Vehicle, a road ambulance and two YAA helicopters plus NYP and 17 CRO team members with two CRO Land Rovers converging on the Snow Falls area of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Investigation showed that there were only three visitors involved and that no-one had fallen in the river, as first reported. It seems that one visitor (m, 46) slipped while carrying his daughter (6) and they fell down the bank towards the river’s rocky edge. The third member of the family – a nurse – then slid down the bank in order to give assistance. The first paramedic on scene, having found that the three were all conscious, breathing and at minimal risk, went downstream to find further casualties, but there were none. The CRO team doctor organised the triaging of the family and team members assessed them for injuries. While the female members of the family sustained only bruises and grazes, so were able to walk, the man suffered a head wound and a suspected fracture to one leg. After being splinted and ‘packaged’, he was taken by stretcher to the road ambulance waiting on Thacking Lane. CRO and other resources stood down.
Volunteer hours: 51