The injured boy's companion was taken to Crina Bottom. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The injured boy's companion was taken to Crina Bottom. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two former rescue team controllers went to the aid of injured walkers in separate incidents on the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The two chanced across the boy and a woman on Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent within a short time of each other on Saturday.

In the first incident, a Cave Rescue Organisation member who is an ex-chairman encountered a 12-year-old with an injured ankle on the Ingleton path, 50m from the summit of Ingleborough.

A CRO spokesperson said: “He used his own emergency equipment to keep the boy warm until help arrived.

“Team members carried him to a Yorkshire Air Ambulance – requested because of the patient’s cold condition and the time a stretcher evacuation would take – and he was flown down to Horton in Ribblesdale playing field, for transfer to a road ambulance.

“His companion was accompanied down to the team Land Rovers, near Crina Bottom, for a lift to their accommodation, in Chapel-le-dale.”

As team members were dealing with the injured boy, they were alerted to a walker who had dislocated her knee cap on Pen-y-ghent. The 32-year-old was reported to be 15 minutes from the triangulation pillar, on the main path towards Horton in Ribblesdale.

The CRO spokesperson said: “While the team was re-organising and en route, a different former CRO controller, out for a walk, happened by.

“He provided spare clothing and encouraged the group to assist the injured person to begin to move downhill.

“With his support, they had progressed to within about 250m of the top of Horton Scar Lane, when the CRO team arrived. The casualty was helped into a team vehicle and taken down to the main car park in Horton, to wait for a road ambulance.

“Later, when it became apparent that an ambulance would not be available within a reasonable period of time, she and a companion said they preferred to use their own car for the drive to hospital.

“The patient was assisted onto the back seat of their car and CRO members returned to Clapham, or home.”

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