Incident 89/2017 – Dec. 23rd Sat. 15.55 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO team members braved darkness and dense fog, in wet and very windy conditions, when they sought to locate and assist a 3-peaks walker (m 33), who had reported himself lost on Ingleborough. The walker was discovered by CRO on the very summit of Ingleborough and he was found to be suffering from severe hypothermia. Due to the extremely poor visibility CRO were unable to call on the help of a rescue helicopter for an emergency evacuation of the walker. A CRO doctor and other team members treated and carefully packaged the hypothermic walker before carrying him in a stretcher for 2.5km to a CRO 4×4 ambulance. He was then taken down a rough track to Ingleton village for transfer to hospital by road ambulance.

Volunteer hours: 138