INCIDENT 35/2020 – Jul. 12th. Sun. 20.25hrs – New Close Knotts (Gordale), Malham – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m) was reported to be ‘fallen and injured at top of waterfall at Malham Tarn’. It was further reported that he had gone for a walk on his own and was missing for a couple of hours before family members found him. There was no reply to a telephone call, text or PhoneFind message, but it was suspected that this was one of the waterfalls at Gordale Scar.…

INCIDENT 34/2020 – Jul. 12th. Sun. 12.31hrs – Near the head of Watlowes (Dry Valley), Malham – Mountain Incident

A walker (m) was reported to have fallen, sustaining a suspected head injury, in the Watlowes (‘Dry Valley’), above Malham Cove. The YAS paramedics on the air ambulance, arriving first, assessed the patient and began walking him up the steps at the head of the valley, handing him over to CRO members who walked him gently up to the YAS road ambulance, waiting at Langscar Gate. Volunteer hours: 20  …

INCIDENT 19/2020 – May 28th. Thu. 15.24hrs – Field path, above Malham Cove, Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance after a walker (f, 42) slipped on the path from Malham Rakes (a.k.a. ‘the Tarn road’) to the top of Malham Cove, sustaining a serious ankle fracture. When YAS paramedics had treated her, team members took her, on a wheeled stretcher, to the road-head and the waiting road ambulance. Although normally a very simple type of incident, this stretcher evacuation was slowed by the…

INCIDENT 5/2020 – Jan. 23rd. Thu. 10.50hrs – Sheriff Hill, Malham – Mountain Incident

A visitor (m, 57), walking from Malham Rakes towards the top of Malham Cove, slipped on the extremely muddy path, about 300m from the road, sustaining a dislocation fracture of one ankle. The YAS paramedics who attended to the patient asked for CRO’s assistance. Team members stretchered the man to the road and helped transfer him from the stretcher into the road ambulance. Smooth-soled training shoes. Volunteer hours: t.b.c.  …