Alert only – Apr. 14th Sun. 11.35hrs – Path to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance, following receipt of a 999 call saying that a walker had fallen and had been feeling dizzy, on the path from Gordale Bridge over to Malham Cove. When the CRO duty controller called the Emergency Operations Centre, he was told that an ambulance was en route, but there had been a further call to say that the patient had walked into the National Park…

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 15/2019 – Apr. 6th. Sat. 19.00hrs – Above Stockdale Farm, Settle, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called to a walker in a D of E party (f, 16) with back and hip injuries, on the fells above Stockdale Farm. On speaking to the group leader, the conroller established that the casualty had not sustained a fall or injury, but had aggravated a pre-exisitng condition and having sat down to rest, was unable to mobilise again. A team was called out to assist the…