INCIDENT 1/2024 JAN. 7th SUN. 13.44 hrs. MIDDLE HIGH HILL, SETTLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

North Yorkshire Police called the team to assist a walker (f, 61) who had fallen on a steep and slippery hillside, injuring her left ankle.  Team members fortuitously out on a walk and just 100m away provided initial casualty care and used their jackets to keep the casualty warm.  When more team members attended with equipment the casualty was assessed, placed in an insulated “cas bag”, and sledged on a…

INCIDENT 86/2023 NOV. 24th FRI. 11.42 MIDDLE HIGH HILL, SETTLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

North Yorkshire Police called the team to assist a walker (f, 62) who had fallen and injured her lower right leg on Middle High Hill above Settle.  Team members attended, assessed the casualty, and splinted her injured leg.  They then stretchered her to CRO3, our Land Rover offroad ambulance, which had made its way to the top of the nearest track.  CRO3 transported the casualty down to Settle, where she…

INCIDENT 81/2023 SEP. 16th SAT. 13.56 ON DESCENT FROM PEN Y GHENT TO BRACKENBOTTOM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f, 48) twisted an ankle very badly while descending the upper tier of rock at ‘the sharp end’ of Pen y ghent, so that she was unable to continue. With the cloud base at about 530m (the level of the junction of the Dale Head and Brackenbottom paths), faster team members ran up to assess the casualty and provide re-assurance for the family group, while other members carried…

INCIDENT 78/2023 SEP. 10th 12.10 BARBONDALE GORGE, BARBON, CUMBRIA – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Cumbria Police asked CRO to assist a scrambler (f, 46) who had slipped in Barbondale Gorge, injuring her right lower leg.  Team members accessed the casualty who was at an awkward location in the gorge, assessed her, administered pain relief, and splinted her leg.  They then placed her on a Bell stretcher, hauled her out of the gorge, and transported her down to the road where she was handed over…