INCIDENT 59/2018 – Sep. 27th Thu. 11.04hrs – Gordale Beck, North of Mastiles Lane, Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A diabetic student (m,17), on a field visit, collapsed, falling face-down in the beck. He was recovered by companions, then regained consciousness. Yorkshire Ambulance Service first requested CRO’s help in locating him, via PhoneFind, but this did not work (Perhaps the original call roamed to a different network?). A second caller gave a grid reference which, though 900m out, was at least near Mastiles Lane. YAS road ambulance and first…

INCIDENT 58/2018 – Sep. 7th Tue. 16.46hrs – Near Snow Falls, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,86) with several medical conditions and a history of back trouble was unable to complete the walk because of the pain. Having administered pain relief, team members carried the patient from just below Snow Falls up to Falls Park, at  Beezleys, to await the arrival of a road ambulance for the journey to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Volunteer hours: 22   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 56/2018 – Aug. 28th Tue. 18.41hrs – Head of Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers became separated from a larger group on the last leg of the Three Peaks Walk, heading from Ingleborough to Horton in Ribblesdale. With no map and only a page and a half of typescript describing the whole route, they descended, mistakenly, via Little Ingleborough and past Gaping Gill. At the head of Trow Gill, one (f, 19) slipped and suffered an apparent knee injury. A 999 call was…

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…