Alert only – May 20th Mon. 19.05hrs – River Aire, Airton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association received a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient (initially described as a ‘body’) in the River Aire, near Riverside Walk, at Airton. As it was in CRO’s area, UWFRA transferred the call. Telephone and radio enquiries led to the conclusion that the statutory emergency services were able to stretcher the patient to an ambulance for assessment and that the team was not needed…

Alert only – Apr. 14th Sun. 11.35hrs – Path to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance, following receipt of a 999 call saying that a walker had fallen and had been feeling dizzy, on the path from Gordale Bridge over to Malham Cove. When the CRO duty controller called the Emergency Operations Centre, he was told that an ambulance was en route, but there had been a further call to say that the patient had walked into the National Park…

Alert only – Mar. 26th Tue. 08.22hrs – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a call, saying that a walker (m, 45) was fitting ‘on top of Pen y ghent’. YAS deployed both road and air ambulances, calling CRO as an added precaution. From home, the duty controller could see that the cloud base was well above the summit, so agreed with YAS that CRO would not go out. It then transpired that the casualty had come round and had…

Alert only – Mar. 9th Sat. 22.14hrs – Lancaster Hole, Cumbria – Alert only

The duty controller was contacted by a team caver staying at Bull Pot Farm to inform of an overdue group of cavers, doing a through trip from Wretched Rabbit to Lancaster Hole. Other cavers at Bull Pot had established that the party had made it to the base of the entrance pitch to Lancaster hole, but 2 novice cavers with the group were too exhausted to climb out without assistance.…