Alert only – Jul. 11th. Sat. 16.47hrs – Chapel le Dale – Alert No. 3 of 2020

YAS put CRO on stand-by, after receiving a report that a Three Peaks walker (m, 28) had fallen and sustained a broken ankle. The location given was described as ‘500 metres from the Hill Inn’, but as it turned out, this was on Philpin Lane (i.e. on tarmac) and not on the bridleway towards Ingleborough. No action required. Volunteer hours: 1   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 33/2020 – Jul. 11th. Sat. 09.57hrs – Swine Tail, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m) was reported to have fallen, sustaining an open ankle fracture ‘3 to 5 miles on the path heading up Ingleborough from Horton’. As team members were alerted, PhoneFind messages were sent to the two mobile phone numbers gleaned by YAS and the CRO duty controller. Unfortunately, both were iPhones with the wrong privacy settings, so could not be located, but the verbal description suggested that…

INCIDENT 29/2020 – Jun. 27th. Sat. 18.04hrs –  Ingleton Waterfalls Trail – Mountain Incident

A visitor (f) rang 999 for YAS, following a fall and sustaining an ankle injury ‘between Baxengill and Snow Falls, at the viewing bridge’ on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. With no response to a PhoneFind message, team members set off to meet at the Beezleys caravan park and the duty controller tried telephoning the casualty, to confirm her position. He was told that she had been able to walk into Ingleton…

INCIDENT 19/2020 – May 28th. Thu. 15.24hrs – Field path, above Malham Cove, Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance after a walker (f, 42) slipped on the path from Malham Rakes (a.k.a. ‘the Tarn road’) to the top of Malham Cove, sustaining a serious ankle fracture. When YAS paramedics had treated her, team members took her, on a wheeled stretcher, to the road-head and the waiting road ambulance. Although normally a very simple type of incident, this stretcher evacuation was slowed by the…