INCIDENT 68/2019 – Aug 9th. Fri 20.49hrs – Top of Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 61) reached the top of Malham Cove, but, immediately on arrival, slipped on the wet limestone pavement, injuring his hip or upper leg in such a way that he could not stand. Immediately after a CRO controller and YAS ambulance personnel arrived at the road-head, an air ambulance (YAA) flew in and landed quite close to the casualty site. After attention from the ambulance personnel, CRO members carried the patient to the helicopter, which then flew down to Malham village. CRO indicated a night-time landing zone and the helicopter landed. Team members then transferred the patient to a road ambulance for the journey to hospital.

Volunteer Hours: 40