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…

INCIDENT 36/2019 – May 18th. Sat. 13.30hrs – Below Thornton Force, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 77) slipped and fell, injuring the back of her head. When CRO members arrived, they found her much improved from the original description. Following assessment, it was agreed that the patient could walk to the team Land Rover for the drive to the road-head on the Kingsdale road. Here, she was further assessed by YAS paramedics. An air ambulance circled overhead, but returned to its base when…

INCIDENT 31/2019 – May 2nd. Thu. 15.21hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a report of someone having ‘fallen approximately 100ft,’ at Malham Cove. Having dispatched a road ambulance, rapid response vehicle and air ambulance, they also called out CRO. Ambulance personnel determined that life was extinct and departed. When  North Yorkshire Police’s formalities had been completed, CRO members searched the top of the Cove and one ledge for any property or evidence, then carried the deceased to a…

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…