Incident 79/2017 – Oct. 14th Sat. 16.16 – Top of Watlowes (‘The Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Team members spent much of the day in West Kingsdale, on practice incidents, alongside cave divers and active cavers (non-team members, willing to assist on any protracted cave rescue). Towards the end of the exercise, but with two groups still underground, a call was received from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to which available CRO members responded. A walker (f, 56) had taken a fall on the steps that lead into the…

Incident 77/2017 – Oct. 9th Mon. 11.15 – near Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f 57) slipped and fell on the riverside path south of Stainforth Force, fracturing her left leg. CRO assisted Yorkshire Ambulance Service and air ambulance paramedics to extract her from the location for transfer to hospital. Volunteer hours: 23 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 76/2017 – Oct. 7th Sat. 13.00 – Three Peaks path, above High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f, 32) slipped on the muddy path between the Old Ing and Nether Lodge tracks, fracturing an ankle. A companion rang the Police and while the call was being transferred from Lancashire Constabulary to North Yorkshire Police, a member of RAF Leeming MRT chanced by. He called CRO, direct, then stayed to help. After pain relief and immobilisation, the casualty was carried to a road ambulance…

Incident 75/2017 – Sep. 30th Sat. 20.30 – Simon Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A lone walker (f 25) reported herself lost and benighted whilst descending from the summit of Ingleborough. CRO team members and a search and rescue dog were deployed to search the eastern flanks of the hill. During eventual telephone contact with the missing person, additional information was gleaned that enabled CRO to estimate her location to be on part of Simon Fell. She was found safe and well a short…