7 October, 2018 14:44
Description: Fallen Climber - Almscliffe Crags

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.