INCIDENT 66/2021 – AUGUST 22nd SUN. 13.45 – Top of CATRIGG FORCE, STAINFORTH, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (m, 80) collapsed near the top of Catrigg Force waterfall. After a thorough assessment by a CRO casualty care trainer he was helped into an insulated casualty bag on a stretcher and carried to a team vehicle. This took him to Settle Ambulance Station where he and several team members waited for an ambulance which would take him to hospital. Volunteer hours:  18   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 64/2021 – AUGUST 18th WED. 17.27 – Nr SNOW FALLS, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

Conflicting reports resulted in YAS paramedics in a Rapid Response Vehicle, a road ambulance and two YAA helicopters plus NYP and 17 CRO team members with two CRO Land Rovers converging on the Snow Falls area of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.  Investigation showed that there were only three visitors involved and that no-one had fallen in the river, as first reported. It seems that one visitor (m, 46) slipped while…

INCIDENT 62/2021 – AUGUST 15th SUN. 08.45 – PEN Y GHENT, BETWEEN HULL POT AND HORTON SCAR LANE, HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A visitor (m, 31), staying at the campsite in Horton in Ribblesdale, went for a late evening run towards Pen y ghent, but took a bad fall somewhere near Hull Pot, possibly at about 23.00 hrs on Saturday. CRO controllers received an alert at 08.45 on Sunday saying that the misper had fallen, with unknown injuries at an unknown location on Pen y ghent. Just as a PhoneFind message failed…

INCIDENT 59/2021 – AUGUST 6th FRI. 17.14 – WHITE SCAR CAVE, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – CAVE INCIDENT

A visitor (f, 20) slipped at the far end of White Scar Cave, sustaining a lower leg injury.  Show cave staff assessed and treated the casualty’s injured leg and moved her to within 300m of the cave entrance. However, the profile of the passage was such that they were unable to complete the evacuation.  CRO members splinted the casualty’s leg, lifted her onto a wheeled Titan confined-space stretcher and brought…