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.…

INCIDENT 55/2018 – Aug. 26th Sun. 18.21hrs – Storrs Common, near Beezley Grange, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (f, 22), having almost completed the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, slipped on the path below Storrs Common, sustaining a suspected fracture of the left ankle. After treatment by YAS paramedics, she was stretchered  to a team vehicle, then driven to the Community Centre car park, transferred to a road ambulance and taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment. Unsuitable footwear. Volunteer hours: 11   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 54/2018 – Aug. 25th Sat. 15.25hrs – Park Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 48) slipped on steep ground, sustaining a dislocation fracture to his right ankle. Another walker used his ‘personal locator beacon’ to call for help. The call was directed, initially, to Upper Wharfedale Rescue Association, then to Swaledale MRT and then to CRO. On seeing the severity of the injury, the first two members to reach the patient requested evacuation by air ambulance, in order to minimise movement…