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1/6/2019 Call outs 22, 23 and 24
14:00 The team was called by the CRO to assist with a cave rescue on Fountains Fell. This was a major multi-agency rescue and sadly the casualty succumbed to his injuries before he could be extracted. Our sincerere condolences to all friends and family. Full details on the Cave Rescue Organisation web site: cro.org.uk
16:00 While the first incident was still ongoing the CRO received another call for a fallen caver in County Pot. The casualty was successfully brought to the surface and evacuated by Air Ambulance.
18:00 The team was asked by the Cave Rescue Organisation to attend to a suspected heart attack at the top of Malham Cove. A team Land Rover was diverted while en-route to the above incident and a full call out was made for team members. The casualty was flown by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to meet the road ambulance in Malham.
The team spent the full day training with a number of other organisations, including team members from the Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation & Scarborough and Rydale Mountain Rescue, in and around Threshfield Quarry. Three scenarios were practiced. The first concentrated on delivering expert casualty care on a walker with a suspected fractured neck of femur. The second scenario intended to hone the search skills of our volunteers by searching & locating items in an area following a plane crash. The final scenario focused on casualty extraction & communication, whereby the team had to recover a casualty in an awkward location.
Whilst the training was ongoing the controllers received a live request by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend to a fallen male mountain biker at Hawkswick Cote in Littondale. Two rescue vehicles and 10 members were immediately deployed but were stood down on route.
The team were called out today to assist a local male who had slipped in the snow and sustained a lower leg injury whilst out running on the river bank near to Grassington. The casualty was treated at the scene by the Yorkshire Ambulance service (YAS). Suspecting a break, pain relief was administered and the leg splinted before UWFRA carried him to the waiting road ambulance.