INCIDENT 04/2019 – Jan. 25th. Fri. 12.25hrs – Grain Head, Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a walker who had slipped whilst descending Whernside, and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. Team members found the casualty being assisted down the hill by his companions, and assessed the casualty, providing splinting and pain relief. The walker was then stretchered to a team vehicle, and transported to a waiting road ambulance at the Station Inn, Ribblehead. Volunteer hours: 53 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 03/2019 – Jan. 19th. Sat. 08.51hrs – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 40) slipped on ice and heard a snap from his right ankle, just below the summit of Pen y ghent, on the path towards Hull Pot. CRO members responded, but as many of the team’s most active members were just beginning a day’s casualty care training, over at Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association’s base in Grassington, a small group also set off from there, in an UWFRA…

INCIDENT 69/2018 – Dec. 22nd. Sat. 15.10hrs – Below Lower Winskill, Langcliffe, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 46) slipped on mud, on the path from Lower Winskill down to Langcliffe, hearing a ‘snap’ as she injured an ankle. Having given her pain relief, team members put the patient into an insulated casualty bag then carried and sledged her on a Bell stretcher down to the top of Pike Lane, Langcliffe. From there, a team vehicle took her to the village car park where a…

INCIDENT 68/2018 – Dec. 4th. Tue. 12.37hrs – Watlowes (‘Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 60) slipped on wet limestone, twisting her knee, so that she couldn’t walk. Having immobilised her leg, CRO members helped her onto a stretcher and sledged/carried her to a team vehicle, then drove her down to Malham car park, to meet the road ambulance. After assessment by Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics, she was transferred to the family car for the journey to a hospital near her home.…