INCIDENT 40/2020 – Jul. 29th. Wed. 10.07hrs – Pen y ghent – path from Brackenbottom – Mountain Incident

A Three Peaks walker (m, 56) collapsed on the path to Pen y ghent, above Brackenbottom Scar. Although he seemed still to be confused, three other walkers – all nurses – abandoned their own walk and assisted him back down to the road and handed him over to YAS paramedics, waiting in a road ambulance. Team members were stood down. Volunteer hours:  5 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

INCIDENT 39/2020 – Jul. 28th. Tue. 14.53hrs – Whernside – path from summit ridge – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 68)  took a fall, high on the path from the summit of Whernside towards Bruntscar, sustaining an apparent head injury. By chance, an off-duty paramedic (also a member of a neighbouring mountain rescue team) was walking nearby and was able to assess the patient and specify what equipment would be needed for the evacuation. While CRO members were travelling to the incident, an attempt was made to…

INCIDENT 38/2020 – Jul. 21st. Tue. 12.11hrs – Top of Malham Cove – Mountain Incident

A visitor (f, 33)  was reported to have fallen, sustaining a suspected ankle fracture, on the limestone pavement at the top of the Cove. After assessment, pain relief and immobilisation of the injured ankle by YAS paramedics from the air ambulance, the casualty was stretchered to a CRO Land Rover, driven to the road-head on Malham Rakes and transferred to a road ambulance for the journey to hospital. Having decontaminated…

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