INCIDENT 36/2020 – Jul. 15th. Wed. 12.41hrs – Foot of Malham Cove, Malham – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 59) slipped on wet limestone, at the edge of Malham Beck, at the foot of the Cove, sustaining a suspected mid-shaft fracture of her left femur. YAS paramedics administered pain relief, then immobilised the limb and CRO members stretchered her to a waiting air ambulance. After de-contaminating the equipment, members stood down. Volunteer hours: 35   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 34/2020 – Jul. 12th. Sun. 12.31hrs – Near the head of Watlowes (Dry Valley), Malham – Mountain Incident

A walker (m) was reported to have fallen, sustaining a suspected head injury, in the Watlowes (‘Dry Valley’), above Malham Cove. The YAS paramedics on the air ambulance, arriving first, assessed the patient and began walking him up the steps at the head of the valley, handing him over to CRO members who walked him gently up to the YAS road ambulance, waiting at Langscar Gate. Volunteer hours: 20  …

Alert only – Jul. 11th. Sat. 16.47hrs – Chapel le Dale – Alert No. 3 of 2020

YAS put CRO on stand-by, after receiving a report that a Three Peaks walker (m, 28) had fallen and sustained a broken ankle. The location given was described as ‘500 metres from the Hill Inn’, but as it turned out, this was on Philpin Lane (i.e. on tarmac) and not on the bridleway towards Ingleborough. No action required. Volunteer hours: 1   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 33/2020 – Jul. 11th. Sat. 09.57hrs – Swine Tail, Ingleborough – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m) was reported to have fallen, sustaining an open ankle fracture ‘3 to 5 miles on the path heading up Ingleborough from Horton’. As team members were alerted, PhoneFind messages were sent to the two mobile phone numbers gleaned by YAS and the CRO duty controller. Unfortunately, both were iPhones with the wrong privacy settings, so could not be located, but the verbal description suggested that…