INCIDENT 57/2019 – July 15th. Mon. 13.30hrs – Malham Cove top, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to a visitor (f,62)who had fallen at the top of Malham cove and sustained a head injury. Just as team members were getting vehicles out of our Depot to respond, YAS informed us that the casualty had been able to make her way to meet the attending ambulance, and the team were stood down. As 7 personnel had already dropped what…

INCIDENT 55/2019 – July 13th. Sat. 09.37hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A fell runner (f,50) slipped and fell near Grain Head above Blea Moor tunnel, sustaining a deep laceration to her forehead, and injuring her nose and cheek. Her companions dealt with the immediate bleeding, but the casualty felt too unwell to walk, so MR were requested. The team responded and the casualty was assessed and her wounds dressed before she was stretchered down to a team vehicle at the aqueduct,…

INCIDENT 53/2019 – July 6th. Sat. 04.59hrs – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m, 60) lost his footing on the steep, rocky path to the summit of Pen y ghent, falling about two metres and landing on his head, shoulder and arm. He sustained shoulder, opposite wrist and slight head injuries and lost consciousness for a few minutes.  CRO members carried him down, by stretcher, to a team Land Rover, passing hundreds of ascending walkers on the way.  He…

INCIDENT 37/2019 – May 19th. Sun. 11.48hrs – Summit ridge, Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 56) slipped and fell, sustaining head and wrist injuries while walking from the Whernside trig point to the beginning of the steep descent to Bruntscar. With some difficulty, the duty controller used PhoneFind to confirm the casualty’s location as being on the ridge. By this time an air ambulance was en route , so the full team was not called. Another controller was able to talk the…