Incident 7/2018 – Feb. 22nd Thu. 11.07 Hunterstye, Crummackdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,71) fell descending the steep hill from Moughton, and sustained serious injuries to his face and head. The Yorkshire air ambulance was able to drop paramedics nearby, but then had to land at the bottom of the hill due to a lack of suitable landing places near the casualty.

When team members arrived on scene, they assisted the paramedics in packaging the casualty in a team stretcher, and with the assistance of the walker’s companions, were able to ‘sled’ the casualty down the steep slope and then carry him to the waiting air ambulance. The casualty was then flown to hospital for emergency treatment.The walker’s companions were then transported back to their vehicle in Clapham by the team.

Volunteer hours: 20