Alert only – May 20th Mon. 19.05hrs – River Aire, Airton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association received a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient (initially described as a ‘body’) in the River Aire, near Riverside Walk, at Airton. As it was in CRO’s area, UWFRA transferred the call. Telephone and radio enquiries led to the conclusion that the statutory emergency services were able to stretcher the patient to an ambulance for assessment and that the team was not needed…

INCIDENT 37/2019 – May 19th. Sun. 11.48hrs – Summit ridge, Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 56) slipped and fell, sustaining head and wrist injuries while walking from the Whernside trig point to the beginning of the steep descent to Bruntscar. With some difficulty, the duty controller used PhoneFind to confirm the casualty’s location as being on the ridge. By this time an air ambulance was en route , so the full team was not called. Another controller was able to talk the…

INCIDENT 33/2019 – May 11th. Sat. 10.16hrs – Brackenbottom, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (m 29), training for an attempt of the 3 peaks walk, announced to his colleagues “I think my heart has stopped” and promptly collapsed. He was on the path above Brackenbottom Farm and his colleagues started CPR and kept this going until the arrival of Yorkshire Ambulance Service Paramedics, who were successful in restarting the casualties heart. CRO assisted by carrying the casualty to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance…

INCIDENT 31/2019 – May 2nd. Thu. 15.21hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a report of someone having ‘fallen approximately 100ft,’ at Malham Cove. Having dispatched a road ambulance, rapid response vehicle and air ambulance, they also called out CRO. Ambulance personnel determined that life was extinct and departed. When  North Yorkshire Police’s formalities had been completed, CRO members searched the top of the Cove and one ledge for any property or evidence, then carried the deceased to a…