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 04/2019 – Jan. 25th. Fri. 12.25hrs – Grain Head, Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a walker who had slipped whilst descending Whernside, and sustained a suspected ankle fracture. Team members found the casualty being assisted down the hill by his companions, and assessed the casualty, providing splinting and pain relief. The walker was then stretchered to a team vehicle, and transported to a waiting road ambulance at the Station Inn, Ribblehead. Volunteer hours: 53 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 16/2018 – Apr. 17th Tue. 12.00 Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 87) was reported to have collapsed ‘half-way up Whernside’.  The first CRO members to arrive found him just above the wall at 525m.  An assessment by team casualty carers suggested that he had recovered well, so he was stretchered down to a team vehicle, then driven to the road-head. As a precaution, he was taken for a thorough hospital check-up by YAS road ambulance.  Volunteer hours: 37…

Incident 55/2017 – July 30th Sun. 12.26 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to a report of a fell runner (m,54) who had sustained injuries having fallen descending from the summit. On arrival, a small team proceeded up the hill to provide first aid, and found the casualty making his way down the hill assisted by walkers. At Bruntscar, the casualty’s facial and hand wounds were dressed by team casualty carers, and then he was…