Keep returning to this page for detail on our incidents through 2020
Standby – 9th February – 13:09 – Pateley Bridge – 07/2019
One of our water rescue teams and a team vehicle placed on standby to assist Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) who were responding to reports of flooding in the Pateley Bridge area. By late afternoon the water levels had started falling and the team were stood down.
First Aid – 1st February – 18:45 – Dalby Forest – 06/2020
Administered first aid to a lady taking part in the Noego Torch Challenge who had sustained a lower leg injury.
Search – 26th January – 16:31 – Falling Foss – 05/2020
Deployed following a call from North Yorkshire Police to reports of two walkers who had become disorientated in failing light on a walk around the Falling Foss/Littlebeck/Maybeck Area. We quickly established their location using the PhoneFind utility from within the Mountain Rescue England and Wales SARcall application and deployed team members to meet with them and escort them back to their transport at the Falling Foss car park. We had six team members deployed for one hour.
Rescue – 25th January – 13:01 – Osgoodby Bank – 04/2020
One of our Incident Controllers in discussion with Cleveland MRT as to which team could get to this location quickest to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the rescue of an injured mountain biker. As Cleveland we already deployed on training they were best placed to attend.
Rescue – 19th January – 12:59 – Mallyan Spout – 03/2020
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a two walkers who had fallen on the path leading to the bottom of the Mallyan Spout Waterfall.
Once on site it was established that the gentleman had sustained bruising to his chest and was suffering from cold and that his partner was complaining of severe back pain after falling across a rock step.
The gentleman was walked slowly back to the top of the path for more detailed assessment and warming in a team ambulance while the lady was packaged in a team vacuum mattress before being carried by the team to the waiting Yorkshire Air Ambulance and a flight to definitive medical care.
The gentleman was subsequently assessed by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew and deemed fit to leave the scene at which point we drove him to his car in Goathland village.
Thank you to the Mallyan Spout Hotel who provided a warm drink for the gentleman and to the passing walking party who donated £40 to the team.
Rescue – 9th January – 14:44 – Burythorpe – 02/2020
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist them and Yorkshire Air Ambulance in the treatment and evacuation of a lady who had sustained a lower leg injury and then fallen part way down down a Motte and Bailey Earthworks south of Burythorpe on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.
After the patient’s injuries had been stabilised and she had been lifted into our Bell stretcher we hauled her to the top of the earthworks before transfer to the air ambulance and evacuation to definitive medical care.
Sixteen members deployed for three hours.
Search – 1st January 16:57 – Helmsley – 01/2020
Alerted by North Yorkshire Police to reports of a gentleman who had become separated from his wife while walking in woodland north of Helmsley. In identifying likely search areas our Incident Controllers established these to be in Cleveland MRT area. We were in the process of handing the incident to Cleveland when the two teams were notified that the couple were now safe and well and back at their car. Teams stood down thirty minutes after being called.