INCIDENT 15/2021 – May 9th Sun. 14.21 – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 61) was reported to have taken a fall, breaking an ankle on the path down from Pen y ghent towards Hull Pot, near its junction with the ‘old Three Peaks route’.  As team members responded, YAS advised that an air ambulance had collected the patient and was flying her down to meet the road ambulance on Horton Playing Field. The team stood down. Volunteer hours: 24  …

INCIDENT 11/2021 – Apr. 15th Thu. 14.47 – Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A paraglider pilot (m, 54) launched from the summit ridge of Whernside, but immediately landed heavily, 200m down-slope, injuring his right ankle. As the first CRO members scaled the hill, the North West Air Ambulance landed on the ridge. Paramedics scrambled down and packaged the patient before team members, assisted by passers-by, carried patient and team stretcher up to the aircraft. This flew to Royal Lancaster Infirmary and the team…

INCIDENT 47/2020 – Aug.8th Sat. 19.04hrs – Snow Falls, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m, 12) was reported to be ‘fainted, unconscious’, just below Snow Falls on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. He was later reported to have regained consciousness and complained of abdominal pain. YAS paramedics and those, plus a doctor, from the North West Air Ambulance attended to the casualty, before team members carried him, by stretcher, to a waiting road ambulance. After decontaminating equipment, team members stood down. It seems…

INCIDENT 41/2020 – Jul. 30th. Thu. 14.40hrs – Near top of Malham Cove – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m, 71) was taken ill at the top of the steps to the top of Malham Cove. As team members and local YAS paramedics arrived, other YAS paramedics were helping him into their air ambulance, for the flight to hospital. The Cove top was extremely busy with visitors so, before standing down, team members cleared an area around the aircraft for its safe departure to hospital. Volunteer hours: …