Keep returning to this page for detail on our incidents through 2021.
Rescue – Worry Gill – 24th June 12:17 (52/2021)
Called to Dalby Forest to reports of a male mountain biker who had sustained a hip injury on one of the drops into Worry Gill. Working with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service we assessed and treated the gentleman on site before transfer to a Vacuum Mattress and Bell Stretcher then a carry out to a drivable forest track for evacuation to definitive medical care. Thank you to his riding parter for initial treatment, making the emergency call and marking the trail to warn other riders of the incident, the rider who stopped by the track to guide us in and to the other riders who stopped to offer assistance. We had twelve team members deployed for three hours. (We have permission from all on scene to publish the images)
Rescue – Ruswarp – 19th June 15:05 (51/2021)
While deploying to incident 50/2021 we were called again by Yorkshire Ambulance service to reports of a gentleman with a hip injury on a footpath in the area of Ruswarp. We immediately rerouted a small number of team members and two team vehicles to Ruswarp and at the same time suggested that HMCG be contacted to also deploy personnel to the scene. Subsequently, and after immediate care by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, the patient was carried to the ambulance by ourselves and crews from Whitby Coastguard and Staithes Coastguard. Five team members deployed for two and a half hours.
Rescue – Thomason Foss – 19th June 14:45 (50/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of lady with a lower leg injury at Thomason Foss near Goathland. While responding to this incident Yorkshire Ambulance Service also asked us to respond to reports of a gentleman with a hip injury near Ruswarp which resulted in the team responding to two concurrent incidents with vehicles and team members deploying to both.
Knowing the carry out at Thomason Foss is difficult, over a boulder field, narrow slippery paths and steep ground (with the use of ropes) we requested the and received the assistance of firefighters from Goathland Volunteer Fire Station, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Sixteen team members deployed for two and three quarter hours.
Mobilised to reports of a mountain biker who had sustained a knee injury while riding the Dalby Forest Red Route. Upon arrival in Dalby Forest we assertained that the individual had made their way to the forest drive and working with a Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew we provided immediate casualty care to the patient before they were transported to definitive medical care. Nineteen team members responded but many stood down while travelling as the patient was found to be at the roadside. The incident lasted for around two hours.
First Aid Cover – Yorkshire MTB Marathon, Birdsall 13th June (48/2021)
Treatment of a number of injuries while providing first aid cover to the Yorkshire MTB Marathon
Rescue – Hayburn Wyke – 13th June 11:02 (47/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a patient with a lower leg injury on the Cleveland Way. Once on scene we provided medical care to the patient before, with the assistance of the Coastguard, carrying the injured person to a team vehicle for transport to the ambulance which was waiting at a nearby farm. Fourteen team members deployed for three hours (some leaving the Yorkshire MTB Marathon to attend).
Rescue – Cottam Warren – 10th June 19:03 (46/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist in the evacuation of an injured cyclist on a bridleway on the Yorkshire Wolds. Their location was reported as being 400 metres from a drivable road and because of the mechanism of injury we were asked to package the patient in one of our vacuum mattresses and carry the patient back to the road and a waiting ambulance on one of our Bell stretchers. Fifteen team members and two team vehicles deployed for two and three quarter hours.
Request to use Phonefind to determine the location of a relative of a team member who had reported themselves disorientated in mist. Phonefind message sent and received but not responded to. We subsequently heard that they had met other walkers who were guiding them back to a known location.
Rescue – Givendale Head – 9th June 14:54 (44/2021)
Called to assist in the treatment and evacuation of an injured mountain biker in Dalby Forest. After initial assessment and treatment by one of our doctors for shoulder and chest injuries the patient was evacuated to a waiting ambulance via a team stretcher. Fourteen team members deployed for two and a half hours.
Rescue – Riccall – 8th June 14:05 (43/2021)
The team were asked by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the rescue of an injured cyclist from a rural path near Riccall. Whilst mobilising team members we were stood down as the ambulance service crew on scene were able to deal with the evacuation without further help.
Rescue – West Ayton – 6th June 13:09 (42/2021)
Returning to base from incident 41 the team were made award of an injured cyclist on the outskirts of West Ayton. We provided immediate casualty care on scene and kept the patient warm until able to hand over to a Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew.
Rescue – Ravenscar – 6th June 11:10 (41/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist in the stretcher evacuation of an injured cyclist from the scene of the accident to the waiting Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Twelve team members deployed for one hour.
Rescue – Mallyan Spout – 30th May 11:23 (40/2021)
While deployed on incident 39/2021 the team received a second call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a patient with an ankle injury close to the base of Mallyan Spout waterfall. A second team vehicle was deployed from base and team members not already at Givendale Head were diverted to Goathland.
The patient was treated on scene by the team before been carried from the valley bottom up to the village in one of our stretchers before being transferred to hospital by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
While walking to scene team members met a lady suffering from a pre existing asthma condition, we walked her slowly back to the village by which time her breathing had returned to normal.
Fifteen team members deployed for two hours.
Rescue – Givendale Head – 30th May 10:51 (39/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a mountain biker reported to have fallen from their bike in the area of Hawdale Rigg. The patient had sustained an arm injury and may have lost consciousness but was now conscious and mobile. The patient was transported to Givendale Head by a Forest Ranger, assessed and treated by the team before evacuation to medical care by Yorkshire Ambulance Service. We had fifteen team members deployed for around one hour.
Rescue – Adderstone Field – 29th May 12:05 (38/2021)
A team member walking in Dalby Forest came across a member of the public with significant facial injuries after falling from a mountain bike. Assistance was offered and accepted. Immediate medical care was administered, an additional local team member was called to scene, our duty incident controller was contacted and the incident was escalated to Yorkshire Ambulance Service for a crew to take the casualty to definitive medical care. The incident lasted for around one and a half hours.
Rescue – Dove Dale – 27th May 14:21 (37/2021)
The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service this afternoon to assist in the evacuation of a female walker whom had fallen down a bank in Dove Dale on the approach to Bridestones. Working with the ambulance service crew the patient was treated on site and packaged onto one of our Bell stretchers before being carried back to car park at Stain Dale for transfer to an ambulance and transportation to definitive medical care. We had twelve team members deployed for two and a half hours.
Rescue – Rosedale Abbey – 23rd May 14:00 (36/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a walker with a lower leg injury in the area of Rosedale Abbey. Due to the fact that there was no mobile coverage at the scene of the incident the call to the ambulance service had been initiated from a local tea room. Information received by the call taker on the full details of the patient and the exact location of them was incomplete.
The team and a Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew deployed to the most likely scene but were unable to find the patient there and a search was initiated. Questions asked at the tea room established we were most likely at the correct location. We also tried to establish contact with the patient through both Phonefind and by leaving voicemail messages.
Phone contact was eventually established with the patient to find that they had managed to self rescue. The team stood down and the ambulance crew were able to move onto their next tasking. Twenty one team members were deployed for two and a quarter hours.
Rescue – Reighton – 20th May 13:49 (35/2021)
While deployed on incident 34 we were again contact by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service control room with a request to assist in the evacuation of a patient over farm land in the Reighton area. We pointed out that it would be impractical to wait until we cleared the York tasking and then drove to scene and suggested the local HMCG may be able to offer assistance. In the event there were sufficient people at scene to carry the patient to the ambulance.
Rescue – Dunnington – 20th May 20th May 12:50 (34/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a fallen horse rider. The patient was treated on scene and carried to the air ambulance to be flown to definitive medical care. Nine team members deployed (in heavy rain) for just over three and a half hours.
In a continuation on the search the from the 18th the team returned to Pickering along with teams from Swaledale MRT, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, Cave Rescue Organisation, RAF Leeming MRT and Mountain Rescue Search Dog Association to widen the search for the gentleman. After a further fifteen and a half hours or searching the team were again stood down with no result. The gentleman was subsequently found safe and well outside of the search area on the 20th.
Search – Pickering – 18th May 18:29 (32/2021)
Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a high risk, vulnerable male missing from home in the Pickering area. We had 18 team members deployed for eight and a quarter hours without result. We asked Cleveland MRT to deploy to help in the immediate search and they continued the search until 04:17 on the 19th, again without result.
Rescue – Settrington – 16th May 11:57 (31/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a patient who had fallen 2 metres into a pit and incurred a shoulder injury, we had fifteen team members and two team vehicles travelling to scene when we received reports from the Ambulance Service that the person had managed to extricate themselves from the pit and our services were no longer required. The incident lasted just over thirty minutes.
Rescue – Nether Poppleton – 16th May 09:02 (30/2021)
Along with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance the team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a patient with an ankle injury on a bridleway on the right bank of the River Ouse NW of Nether Poppleton. The first team members on site assisted in getting the patient into the helicopter and once complete the rest of the team members travelling to scene were stood down. We had fifteen team members and two team vehicles deployed for one and a quarter hours.
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a female bike rider who had sustained an ankle injury on a bridleway in the Vale of Pickering. Team members and vehicles responded, treated the patient and transferred her in one of our vehicles to a waiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service ambulance for onward transport to definitive medical care. The team were deployed for approximately two and a quarter hours.
Rescue – Dixons Hollow – 8th May 16:40 (28/2021)
While assembling for an evening exercise team members went to the aid of a Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew who had been called to an injured mountain biker at Dixons Hollow in Dalby, The Great Yorkshire, Forest. After treatment by the crew the biker was transferred to one of our Bell Stretchers in a team vacuum mattress and carried to the waiting ambulance. The incident took one and a quarter hours to resolve, after which the team members returned to the exercise.
Rescue – Forge Valley – 5th May 20:11 (27/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a gentleman who had fallen from a significant height in a disused quarry in Forge Valley. Two ambulance crews were on site treating the gentleman when we arrived and requested our assistance to clear vegetation from the scene, transfer the gentleman to one of our vacuum mattresses, casualty bag and bell stretcher and then carry him to the waiting ambulance. At the same time one of our vehicles met the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in East Ayton and drove their medical staff to the scene. After treatment in the ambulance he was transferred by road to the air ambulance and flown to definitive medical care. In clearing the scene we discovered that his phone had been dropped on the sleep ground at the top of the vertical edge of the quarry so we deployed a rope team to recover the device and return it to his family. We were deployed for around two and a quarter hours.
Rescue – Bridestones – 3rd May 11:18 (26/2021)
Assistance to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to carry a nine year old male who had fallen some 12′ off a rock feature at Bridestones from the scene of the accident to the waiting helicopter. We had twenty team members and three team vehicles either on scene or travelling to the scene in anticipation of a potential protracted carry out. The duration of the callout was two hours.
Rescue – New Wath Scar – 27th April 13:36 (25/2021)
Called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to reports of a gentleman who had fallen in the boulder field in the bottom of New Wath Scar. The gentleman had sustained a head injury and was unconscious in the stream.
After initial treatment on the stream bank by Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the Fire and Rescue Service the gentleman was loaded onto one of our Bell Stetchers, evacuated from the gorge and carried a distance upstream by ourselves and officers from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to the waiting Yorkshire Air Ambulance. He was then flown to definitive medical care.
Our thoughts are with the gentleman and his family.
In a true multi-services response there were crews from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Yorkshire Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). Yorkshire Air Ambulance. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, North Yorkshire Police and ourselves. We had nine team members and three vehicles deployed for three hours.
Search – Filey – 26th April 16:04 (24/2021)
Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a lady reported missing from home.
Working closely with North Yorkshire Police – Scarborough Borough, The National Police Air Service, Filey Lifeboat and Filey Coastguard our tasking was to search corridors of land inland from the coast path both North and South of the town.
Having searched all our area (to the north as far as Cayton Bay) without result the team were stood down and returned to base by 22:15.
We had nineteen team members and all team vehicles deployed for just over six hours. Investigations by North Yorkshire Police continue.
Search – Carnaby – 19th April 10:24 and 12:45 (23/2021)
Initial request from a Humberside Police Search Advisor (POLSA) for us to use PhoneFind to help locate a lady reported missing from home. No response from the ladies phone. Subsequently approached by Humberside Police Control room to conduct a physical search for the lady after her bike had been found in woodland. We had eleven team members and three team vehicles on route to the scene when we were advised that the lady had been found and was being assessed by an ambulance crew. Team stood down at 13:30.
PhoneFind – Driffield – 18th April 15:36 (22/2021)
Request from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to use our Phonefind application to help locate a patient they were unable to locate. No response from the patients phone.
Rescue – Saltergate – 10th April 02:17 (21/2021)
While returning to Base from incident 20/2021 at Sandsend, a team member was flagged down by a party of three male runners. They had been running from Helmsley to Whitby and had covered approximately 32 miles. One of the party had incurred and injury not continue the run.
After assessing that the gentleman had no serious injuries the three runners were driven to Whitby in a team vehicle to collect their car and drive home.
Search – Sandsend – 9th April 22:56 (20/2021)
Request from North Yorkshire Police for ourselves, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and HMCG to search for a vulnerable high risk female in the area of Sandsend. Fourteen team members deployed for four hours.
Rescue – Spaunton Quarry – 4th April 12:15 (19/2021)
Called to an organised motor cycle event in Spaunton Quarry. Report of a child who had sustained injuries after falling from a motorbike. The air ambulance was on scene above the quarry and the young man was receiving treatment from the crew however our equipment and skills in the form of a bell stretcher and troops were requested to help carry the patient from the incident to a waiting ambulance. Seventeen team members and two team vehicles were deployed for two and a quarter hours.
Rescue – Rudland House – 3rd April 15:09 (18/2021)
Along with Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Yorkshire Ambulance Service HART team and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service we were called to reports of a lady who had sustained an ankle injury while crossing a stream and unable to extract herself from the water. After assessment and treatment on site the lady was carried to a waiting ambulance at the road side. Twenty three team members and two team vehicles deployed for three hours.
Rescue – Harland Moor – 21st March 16:35 (17/2021)
Called by North Yorkshire Police to reports of a couple out walking in the area of Harland Moor when the lady in the party had fallen and sustained a knee injury. We contacted the couple, established their location and deployed two of our vehicles and team members to the scene. After treatment on site for the leg injury and the effects of cold the patient was carried across the moor to one of our 4×4 ambulances for transport to the road, handover to Yorkshire Ambulance Service and to be taken to definitive medical care. The team were deployed for three hours.
Search – Esk Valley – 20th March 19:19 (16/2021)
Called to attend two walkers reporting themselves lost in woodland in the Esk Valley. In addition to being lost one of the party had suffered a reoccurrence of a pre existing medical condition and felt unable to continue walking.
Despite poor mobile coverage we managed to confirm their location through the Mountain Rescue England and Wales PhoneFind app and then through text messages, establish their condition and reassure them help was on the way. Our first team member on scene treated the patient to stabilise her condition and after a while was able to walk the pair slowly to a footpath and out to a waiting Yorkshire Ambulance Service ambulance.
Meanwhile two team vehicles and additional team members were on route should a protracted search be needed, advanced medical intervention be needed or if the patient required extraction by stretcher.
We had eleven team members deployed for around two hours.
This followed a successful ropes training session earlier the day for one of our team bubbles just up the valley at Thomason Foss / Beck Hole. A number of passing villagers commented that they expected to see us soon at one of our ‘hotpots’ for incidents once the lockdown ends.
We did not expect to be back in the area the same evening!
Rescue – Roseberry Topping – 23rd February 17:50 (15/2021)
Called directly by two walkers who had become benighted in high winds at the top of Roseberry Topping. After giving advice and reassurance over the phone we contacted Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team who escorted them off the hill. If you believe you need assistance from Mountain Rescue then call the Police and ask for Mountain Rescue who will ensure the incident is passed to the closest team.
Ambulance Assist – Snainton – 22nd February 16:00 (14/2021)
Team member called to a local farm to assist in the treatment of a farm worker who had sustained a lower leg injury while working with cattle. While waiting for a crew from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend we deployed one of our vehicles with splints and pain relief for the patient until they could be moved to definitive medical care.
Search – Lythe – 19th February 22:22 – (13/2021)
Called by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a high risk missing person in Lythe. The request was transferred to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team as it was in their area. The missing person was found as CMRT were gathering details from the police.
Ambulance assist – Westerdale – 16th February 16:56 (12/2021)
The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist a crew who were unable to access a remote farm in Westerdale due to the local road conditions (snow and ice). The Incident was transferred to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team as the incident was in their area.
Search – Pickering – 13th February 15:43 – (11/2021)
The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to assist in the search for a gentleman reported missing from home in the Pickering area. Working in sub zero conditions we deployed five search teams to cover paths, tracks and arable land surrounding his property. As were were completing the first search pattern and following a reported signing by a member of the public the gentleman was found safe and well. The team returned to base to clean vehicles and equipment in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines before standing down. Twenty nine team members deployed for just over six hours.
Rescue – Glaisdale Rigg – 12th February – 09:45 – (10/2021)
Called by Whitby Surgery with concerns for one of their district nurses whose car had become stuck in a snow drift on the North York Moors following a home visit. The nurse was uninjured but unable to continue through the snow. After we used PhoneFind to determine her location as being on Glaisdale Rigg we transferred the incident to Cleveland Mountain Rescue team as it was in their area. More detail of the successful rescue on Cleveland Team’s website. Two incident controllers involved for thirty minutes.
Police Advice – Irton Moor – 6th February – 19:22 – (09/2021)
Contact by North Yorkshire Police with regards to reports of sightings of what appeared to be a distress flare on the area of iron Moor. After discussion with the police control room and then they checking with their duty inspector it was deemed that no further action need be taken. False alarm with good intent. Two incident controllers involved for thirty minutes.
Flooding Incident – Norton – 22nd January – 16:50 – (08/2021)
At 16:50 on the 22nd January despite the flood levels on the River Derwent flowing through Norton falling there was a significant volume of water reported as seeping from under a brick section of the flood defences along the river and flooding a field next to the river.
The view was that this had the potential to affect a large number of houses and a care home in Norton and could require speedy evacuation of residents.
While this was taking place North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, the Environment Agency, Ryedale District Council and others were delivering and operating more pumps in the area, delivering sandbags to the roadside, establishing rest centres and warning residents to be alert to the threat and move possessions upstairs.
Additional thanks to the The Salvation Army and local takeaways for hot food and drinks overnight, Pickering and District Rotary Club who bought us the raft after our work in the 2015 York Floods and to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and other local Mountain Rescue England and Wales teams who were on standby to deploy if needed and to be on scene to replace us if the incident had run until after 06:00 in the morning.
Search – 14th January – 17:24 – Scarborough – 07/2021
Called by North Yorkshire Police over concerns for the welfare of a high risk vulnerable male last seen on the northern outskirts of Scarborough. Our Incident Controllers were travelling to join up with the police when we were advised that the gent had been located by the police as a result of a reported sighting in town. The incident lasted for around 30 minutes with three incident controllers involved.
Rescue – 9th January – 15:21 – Sleights – 06/2021
Deployed to farm in the Esk Valley above Sleights on the edge of the North York Moors. A gentleman had suffered a fall and sustained a suspected hip injury. A crew from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service were with the gentleman but were unable to get the ambulance to the farm due to poor road conditions, snow and ice.
The team initially deployed to Sleights before sending team members with stretcher, vacuum mattress and casualty bag (think large fleece lined sleeping bag) to close to the farm in a couple of our 4×4 team vehicles. Once secured in the stretcher we carried the patient to the waiting ambulance for transportation to definitive medical care. The team wish him a speedy recovery.
Twenty three team members and three team vehicles deployed for two and a half hours in case of the need for a protracted carry out but we only sent the minimum of people to the scene to reduce any COVID-19 risk.
Rescue – 8th January – 15:58 – Dalby Forest – 05/2021
Called by North Yorkshire Police to reports from a resident of Dalby that they had been approached by the occupants of a car which was stuck in ten inches of snow on the hill descending the forest toll road from Adderstone towards Staindale. The group from the car had approached the resident having walked to the house as they had no mobile coverage to call for help. The individuals were not dressed for the prevailing and previously forecast conditions. Our two Land Rover crews were dispatched from the ongoing tasking in Rosedale and in addition a team four wheel drive ambulance/minibus was dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival it was determined that in addition to being stuck the vehicle had a flat battery so was recovered to a parking area by one of our vehicles and the occupants, now very cold and wet, were delivered to safety in the team minibus. While driving into Dalby we came across other stranded vehicles which were also recovered to the road and escorted to the main road. Eight team members deployed for three and a half hours including refuelling, returning to base, washing down and deep cleaning the vehicles.
Civil aid – 8th January – 14:05 – Rosedale Abbey – 04/2021
At the requested of Ryedale Local Resilience Forum we collected a number of sandbags from the council depot in Malton and delivered them to two homes at risk of flooding in Rosedale Abbey village. This request was due to the adverse winter conditions on the route into Rosedale and the need for four wheel drive vehicles. Two incident controllers and two dual crewed vehicles deployed. When the task completed at approximately 16:15 they all moved onto incident 05/2021.
Rescue – 6th January – 13:30 – Hovingham – 03/2021
Called by both Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance to an elderly male who had become unwell and collapsed in arable land south west of Hovingham. The patient was carried to the air ambulance and airlifted to definitive medical care. Eighteen team members and two team vehicles deployed for an hour and ten minutes.
Rescue – 6th January – 11:21 – Cropton Forest – 02/2021
Called to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the extraction of an individual with a suspect hip injury sustained from impact by a falling tree. Fifteen team members and two team vehicles were travelling to the scene when we were stood down as there were sufficient people on scene to carry the patient to the waiting ambulance. Activation was for approximately twenty five minutes.
Search – 3rd January – 17:51 – Snainton – 01/2021
Called by North Yorkshire Police to reports of a lady missing from home in Snainton. The lady was found safe and well by a mobile police patrol shortly after we were called. Twenty nine team members deployed for thirty minutes.