INCIDENT 09/2021 – Apr. 4th Sun. 14.59 – Hillside behind Stackhouse, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A sport cyclist (m, 18) landed badly from a home-made ‘jump’, complaining of rib, face, shoulder and back pain. Arriving at the accident site, the YAS paramedics asked for CRO’s assistance and equipment, in order to immobilise the casualty and recover him to the road ambulance. These were taken to the site guided by a local quad-bike rider. Once ‘packaged’ in the vacuum mattress and placed on a stretcher, the…

INCIDENT 06/2021 – Mar. 31st Wed. 15.57 – Gordale Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m, 69) was reported to have hit his head on a rock, near the waterfall at Gordale Scar. Members were called out, but then stood down when YAS advised that their Rapid Response paramedic had assessed the patient and was walking him gently back to the road ambulance. Volunteer hours: 10   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 87/2020 – (same day) 16.02 – Hillside below Blua Crags, Settle, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 50) slipped on steep, frozen ground, sustaining a suspected ankle fracture. The first team members on scene kept her warm until others arrived. Then, after being given pain relief and attention from a YAS paramedic and team doctor, she was helped into a casualty bag on a Bell stretcher and sledged down to a team Land Rover, waiting at the top of Banks Lane. She was driven…

INCIDENT 83/2020 – Dec. 6th Sun. 13.23 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

YAS asked for CRO’s assistance when a walker (f, 70) was reported to have fallen at the top of Malham Cove. Although she had sustained a painful shoulder injury, she was determined to set off to walk back down the steps at the side of the Cove, with support from her husband. When the first team member arrived on scene patient, spouse and paramedics were walking slowly and carefully towards…