TWO Three Peaks walkers had to be rescued by Cave Rescue organisation after they became victims of heat exhaustion at the weekend.

An 18-year-old male taking part in a Three Peaks charity walk was reported to have severe muscle cramps and heat exhaustion on Saturday July 17. The male was unable to walk further and the callout was made at 4.47pm for CRO assistance. The walker was located at Humphrey Bottom on the route up Ingleborough from Chapel-le-Dale. He was reached by the group's 4x4 buggy and transported back to the roadside to the care of the event marshal.

On Sunday, July 18, a female walker, 34, also on a Three Peaks walk was reported to be suffering from heat stroke while on the ascent of Whernside, near Greensett Moss at 3.10pm During the stretcher carry to a waiting Land Rover, the patient's condition deteriorated and a the air ambulance was called and the patient was taken by air to hospital.

CRO team members, on route to the incident at Whernside were among the first on scene after a traffic incident on the B6479 about half a mile north of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. They found a motor-scooter rider lying in the road – no other vehicle was involved. Having recognised the seriousness of the chest injury that the rider had sustained, CRO team members supported him until an event paramedic arrived from a sponsored walk and they continued to give assistance until the arrival of Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Yorkshire Air Ambulance teams. CRO team members also assisted with traffic control and carrying the injured rider to the air ambulance.

On Monday, a 64-year-old female walker on the Dales Way at Gate Cote Hill slipped and suffered a sprained ankle at around 2.51pm.

She was attended to by CRO members and stretchered to meet with a CRO Land Rover. The patient refused and ambulance and was taken to their pre-booked evening accommodation where a family member was arranged to collect them.