The team were called by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist extricating a male casualty who had fallen whilst out climbing on Almscliffe Crags. The UWFRA swift water team, who were out on a scheduled practice in Addingham Weir when the call came through, were on scene shortly before a team that had been deployed from the Grassington base. On arrival at Almscliffe the casualty had been diagnosed as having a suspected lower leg fracture - his injury had been splinted and pain relief adminstered by the YAS. The team assembled a stretcher and carried the casualty to the waiting road ambulance.
A mountain biker from a group was reported to have fallen off his mountain bike and was unable to stand.
SARLOC was used to confim the casualties location at the far end of Skirethornes quarry.
The team arrived in heavy rain and found the group were dressed well for the appalling weather conditions, the casualty had a silver survival blanket wrapped around him.
An examination diagnosed a suspected neck of femur injury, appropriate first aid and painkillers were given. The casually was loaded onto the stretcher and transported to the team vehicle and then driven to RV with YAS at quarry entrance.
Whilst out on a pre-arranged training exercise in the Coniston Dib area, a call was received from North Yorkshrie Police for the team to assist a 70 year old Female who had slipped nearby and possibly broken her ankle. She was part of a walking group heading to Ketttlewell on the Dalesway. Two members from the training group were dispatched to run to the scene, while other members went down the dib to drive the team vehicle to the casualty site. The casulaty was treated for a broken ankle. The team splinted her injury & then it was a short carry to the team vehicle which was driven off the fell to RV with a road Ambulance at UWFRA base.