INCIDENT 47/2019 – June 18th. Tue. 14.33hrs – Southerscales, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

On the way from Ingleborough to Chapel le dale, a walker (f, 68) tripped on an undulation in the grassy path, hearing a snap and feeling serious pain in her left ankle. Fortunately, a passing caving instructor was a member of a neighbouring rescue team and was able to shelter the patient and make her comfortable before a small CRO team arrived. Having administered some pain relief and splinted the…

INCIDENT 42/2019 – Jun. 1st. Sat. 15.52hrs – County Pot, Easegill, Cumbria – Cave Incident

Whilst incident 41 was ongoing, another call was received to a report of a caver (F,36) who had fallen down a 6m pitch whilst derigging it, and sustained a nasty injury to her right ankle. As a result of the manpower required at the other incident, CRO team members were supported by our own cavers list as well as other teams and pothole club members, to ensure that we were…

INCIDENT 24/2019 – Apr. 21st. Sun. 1735hrs – Pot Scar, Feizor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a climber (28, female) who had just descended a pitch, when a rock fell from above causing her to lose balance, and tumble on a scree slope, sustaining a lower leg injury. Team members assisted Yorkshire Air Ambulance personnel, who provided medical care, by securing and splinting the casualty, before transferring her by stretcher down the steep slope to the waiting…

INCIDENT 18/2019 – Apr. 11th. Thu. 18.00hrs – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 20), on the return leg of the Waterfalls Trail, fell and heard a crack from her ankle, after which she was unable to stand or walk the last few hundred metres down to Storrs Common.  The CRO doctor carried out the casualty care and splinted her badly swollen ankle. Team members lifted the patient on to a stretcher, then carried her  to a team Land Rover, to…