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…

INCIDENT 17/2019 – Apr. 8th. Mon. 13.34hrs – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

CRO were called out to assist a walker who had fallen and injured her leg, not far from the summit of Whernside. Whilst CRO team members were assembling near Bruntscar at the foot of Whernside, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) arrived on scene. The YAA was unable to land near to the injured person because of low cloud and strong gusting wind. To get help to the injured person quickly,…

INCIDENT 16/2019 – Apr. 7th. Sun. 19.41hrs – Rayside Plantation, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A group of walkers doing the three peaks walk decided to descend from the summit of Ingleborough to finish their walk in Clapham village. During the descent, two members of the party developed leg injuries which prevented them from completing the walk. They waited for help whilst the rest of the group continued. CRO initiated a recce of the reported location of the injured walkers; but they were not found…

INCIDENT 14/2019 – Mar. 26th. Tue. 17.53hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 21; f, 21) became detached from a much larger sponsored walk group and, without a map, took the wrong route off Ingleborough. Before the daylight was lost completely, they phoned North Yorkshire Police, who contacted CRO. The duty controller telephoned the ‘mispers’, then sent a Phonefind message, the reply to which placed them at Gaping Gill. A small CRO team drove to just below Trow…