INCIDENT 53/2023 JUN. 25th SUN. 10.33 PATH BETWEEN PECCA BRIDGE AND THORNTON FORCE, THORNTON IN LONSDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A visitor (f, 62) was reported to be experiencing chest pains and difficulty in breathing on the outward (western) arm of the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, between Pecca Bridge and Thornton Force. As a ‘normal’ callout was being arranged, two team members and two medical practitioners from other cave rescue teams* were diverted from Yordas Cave to the casualty site in CRO 4 (the Honda Pioneer ‘side-by-side quad’). YAS paramedics were…

INCIDENT 50/2023 (same day) 13:00 PEART CRAGS, SETTLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE. MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (f, 59) fell while crossing a wall, injuring her right shoulder and back.  Two team members attended and carried out an initial assessment before transferring care to Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics who arrived shortly thereafter.  After assessment and treatment, the casualty was able to walk with assistance to a team vehicle.  She was driven down to Settle for transfer to a road ambulance. Volunteer hours: 21

INCIDENT 46/2023 JUN. 13th TUES 13:29 GIGGLESWICK SCAR NORTH, CAVE HOLE WOOD, LAWKLAND, NORTH YORKSHIRE. MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A climber (m, 75) walked up to the Giggleswick Scar (North) crag, but collapsed immediately on arrival.  Despite the best efforts of his companions at CPR, then the protracted efforts of YAS paramedics, he could not be revived.  With police formalities completed, team members stretchered the deceased down to an ambulance.  FATAL Volunteer hours:  21

INCIDENT 42/2023 JUN. 3rd SAT. 11.39 PATH FROM GORDALE BRIDGE TO MALHAM RAKES, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE – LOCAL INCIDENT

YAS called CRO after a walker (f, 53) fell and sustained a shoulder injury on the path from Gordale Bridge to the Malham Rakes road. However, it was then decided that she was close enough to the road for an ambulance crew to deal with, so the team was stood down. Then, at 12.16, the YAS paramedics having discovered that the casualty was in too much pain just to be…