Pecca Falls, Ingleton, scene of one of the incidents. Photo: Nilfanion CC-BY-SA-4.0

Pecca Falls, Ingleton, scene of one of the incidents. Photo: Nilfanion CC-BY-SA-4.0

A rescue team in the Yorkshire Dales has had a busy weekend, helping a stricken walker, an animal and a fallen climber.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out on Sunday to the Ingleton Waterfalls trail where a woman was briefly knocked unconscious in a 20ft fall.

The team was alerted about 2.35pm to the incident near Pecca Falls after a request for help from Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

A team spokesperson said: “Paramedics were conveyed to the casualty, who after a full assessment identified suspected head and spinal injuries.

“She was placed in a full-body vacuum splint and stretchered by team members to a team vehicle, for transport to the road ambulance.”

Earlier in the day, team members went to the aid of a trapped lamb in a pothole north of Horton in Ribblesdale.

A group who were taking part in a navigation exercise heard the animal calling from within Cross Pot, just east of the Pennine Way. CRO was alerted at 9.35am and a small team went to the site and discovered the lamb stuck on a ledge in the pothole.

The spokesperson said: “The lamb was brought to the surface, and because it was very weak, was returned directly to the farm, rather than released onto the fell.”

On Saturday, a climber suffered severe leg injuries in a fall to the ground from the Titter Ye Not route on Giggleswick Scar.

The spokesperson said: “On arrival, team members escorted the paramedics to the scene, and assisted while emergency pain relief was administered. The casualty was then splinted and packaged for a lower by stretcher to the road below, down a steep, wooded scree slope.

“At the road, the casualty was transferred to a road ambulance for transport to hospital.

“Thanks to our [Yorkshire Ambulance Service] colleagues for providing casualty care, and to North Yorkshire Police who provided safety protection for team members on a busy road with blind summits and bends.”

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