ALERT Only – Nov. 19th Thu. 14.36 – Gisburn Forest, Lancashire, Alert No. 8 of 2020

Bowland Pennine MRT asked for CRO’s support when they found themselves short-handed on the way to an incident in Gisburn Forest. A cyclist (m, 30) had come off his mountain bike, sustaining a shoulder injury. However, as a CRO controller was texting a call-out to team members, NWAS advised that the patient had been able to make his way to the main car park at Stephen Park (‘the Forest Hub’),…

INCIDENT 15/2020 – Mar. 7th. Sat. 15.54hrs – Brow Gill Cave, Horton in Ribblesdale – Cave Incident

A caver (m, 21) was reported to have dislocated a shoulder, above the climb in Brow Gill Cave. His companions had attempted to persuade / assist him to descend the climb, but the dislocation was such that this was not possible, so they called for help. Team members immobilised the injured part and offered pain relief, then lowered him off and assisted him out of the cave and to a…

INCIDENT 59/2019 – July 21st. Sun. 01.02hrs – The Green, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Ambulance Assist

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for help in bringing two people (m, ;f, 61) up the riverbank to ambulances waiting on The Green. The pair had been walking from the village to the caravan site and had fallen over a low wall, in the dark, tumbling into Clapham Beck. One, with an apparent shoulder injury, was helped to climb a ladder, up the bank. The other, with face and painful back…

INCIDENT 02/2019 – Jan. 17th. Thu. 20.25hrs – Moor Head Lane, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A mountain biker (m, 60) hit a patch of ice while descending towards Helwith Bridge on an evening ride. He was catapulted from his cycle and dislocated a shoulder. Team members administered analgesics and immobilised the injury, before helping him into a team vehicle and driving him to meet a YAS road ambulance, down at the road-head. Paramedics administered further pain relief, then took him to Airedale General Hospital where…