Cave & 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

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The CRO is a charity and it’s volunteers respond to Cave and Mountain Rescue in the Three Peaks and Malham areas of the Yorkshire Dales The CRO is a charity and cannot run without the help of both it’s members and it’s supporters. There are…
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Incident 60/2017 – Aug. 14th Mon. 11.38 – Gaping Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A caver was reported to have sustained serious head and chest injuries in the Main Chamber of Gaping Gill (Cause of injury not yet known to CRO.), but when the duty controller obtained up-to-date information he had been recovered to the surface by pot-hole club…
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Three Peaks area, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire Aug. 12th 23.24 – Alert only

alerts only
Seven walkers (5f, 2m) were reported overdue on the Three Peaks Walk, descending from Ingleborough towards Horton in Ribblesdale. From the description given by the caller, they appeared to have passed ‘Sulber Crossroads’. The caller was asked to drive the road between Horton and Selside,…
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Incident 59/2017 – Aug. 12th Sat. 18.00 – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 62) stepped off the path near Snow Falls, then slipped and fell / tumbled about 12m down a steep wooded slope to the river’s edge, sustaining back and pelvic injuries. Having been given pain relief, he was put into a vacuum mattress…
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Incident 58/2017 – Aug. 8th Tue. 15.20 – Near Gaping Gill, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

A dog owner reported to North Yorkshire Police that his dog had fallen down a pot near Gaping Gill. A small team was assembled to go to the assistance of the dog, but just as they left our Depot, a call was received from a…
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