What we do

cave and mountain rescue
Saving Lives Above & Below Ground in the Yorkshire Dales What we do Awards and Recognition The History of CRO Safety Going Out Scheme Historical Incident Reports The Cave Rescue Organisation is based in Clapham in North Yorkshire and provides the cave and mountain rescue…
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How you can help us

support your rescue team
The CRO is a charity and cannot run without the help of both it’s members and it’s supporters. There are many ways in which you can help support CRO, so that when you need help, we will be there. How you can help us Fundraising…
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Mountain Rescue Landrover Competition – up-date

landrover competition entry
Pop over to our Land Rover competition page on Facebook, to see how  our Land Rover competition is going… So, what is the competition all about? It is an exciting competition for the young (and young at heart!) to take part in. Create your own version of one…
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Incident 06/2015 – Jan 31  Sat 14.47  Lower Long Churn Cave, North Yorkshire – Cave Incident

Caving
A novice caver (f, 14) suffered a very painful locked hip joint (a condition she had experienced previously), while exiting Lower Long Churn Cave, in a school group.  After the call had been made to the Police, other cavers moved her to the cave entrance.  Having…
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Incident 05/2015 – Jan 31  Sat 10.00  Greta Woods, Burton-in-Lonsdale, North Yorkshire – Mine Investigation

Local
CRO were asked by Burton in Lonsdale Parish Council to investigate an apparent mineshaft which had appeared in Greta Woods, Burton in Lonsdale. A small team from CRO went to investigate and check for foul air. A gas detector revealed that there were no harmful…
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Incident 04/2015 – Jan 17 Sat 14.03 Cove Road, Malham, North Yorkshire – Local Incident

Local
The Ambulance Service requested specialist assistance from the Team following a road traffic collision in snow/ice high up on the Cove Road. CRO deployed a small team and 4×4 ambulance to help extract and evacuate the two casualties. An air ambulance and two road ambulances…
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Incident 03/2015 – Jan 13 Tue 18.53 Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Local
The Police requested help in locating a missing woman (43) after her car was found in Malham village car park. CRO initially deployed a search dog to cover the top of the Cove whilst a small CRO team searched the foot. The casualty was quickly…
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