ALERT only. OCTOBER 2nd MON. 16.33 hrs. INGLETON WATERFALLS TRAIL, NORTH YORKSHIRE. ALERT No 10 OF 2023

A well-intentioned walker expressed the concern of several visitors that an ‘elderly’ couple were struggling on the return leg of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and believed that one of the pair may have had a fall, already. When the CRO duty controller asked team members to show their availability for a local search, one gave a description of two people he had seen returning to their car and driving away.…

INCIDENT 74/2023 SEP. 1st FRI. 16.21 PATH Nr BEEZLEY FALLS, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A visitor (m, 48), sustained an ankle injury such that he could not put weight on it, following a slip on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail near Beezley Falls. He phoned for an ambulance, but some time later a more experienced walker advised that he should have asked for his 999 call to go to the Police and they should be asked for Mountain Rescue. She then did this on his…

INCIDENT 49/2023 JUN. 18th SUN. 10:15 MEALBANK QUARRY, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE. ANIMAL INCIDENT

On the previous day, a team member and a member of the public had spotted a lamb on a ledge near the top of Mealbank Quarry.  The lamb was left overnight to give it an opportunity to rescue itself, which is often the safest course for the animal.  When it did not do so, a small group attended and a team member was lowered to the lamb’s location.  The team…

INCIDENT 44/2023 (same day) 15:43 ABOVE THORNTON FORCE, THORNTON IN LONSDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE. MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A visitor to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (f, 54) twisted her ankle on the climb up the steps above Thornton Force, leaving her unable to walk.  After assessment by a team doctor, she was splinted and assisted into a stretcher with wheel attached.  Team members carefully eased the stretcher back down the steep steps.  They then wheeled the casualty back down the trail to a team Land Rover for transport…