INCIDENT 20/2020 – May 30th. Sat. 11.44hrs – Field off Oddie’s Lane, Ingleton, Mountain Incident

Having travelled by train and taxi, to follow the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a walker (m, 72) found it closed, so tried to bypass the barrier. In a field across the river from the Trail entrance, he slipped and fell. Perhaps because of one of his medical conditions, he was reported to be experiencing breathing difficulty. YAS asked for assistance in locating him and then, when the paramedics had completed their…

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 10/2020 – Feb. 25th. Tue. 14.38hrs – Off Whitestone Lane, Austwick – Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance when a walker (m, 52) took a fall at a stile just off Whitestone Lane, Crummackdale, sustaining an arm injury. As members were responding, a further message was received, stating that the ambulance crew was with the patient and the team was not required. Volunteer hours: 7.   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 7/2020 – Jan. 30th. Thu. 17.01hrs – Simon Fell, Ingleton – Mountain Incident

Two walkers (m,51; f, ) reported themselves lost, benighted, wet and cold, in cloud, on Ingleborough. With no response to the Phonefind app and their phone seeming always to be engaged, it was a while before their position could be confirmed. Team members met in Chapel le dale and a ‘hasty party’ climbed the steep slope to the edge of Simon Fell, provided extra insulation and escorted the walkers down…