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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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 71/2017 – Sep. 12th Tue. 11.32 – White Scar Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A visitor (m,65) collapsed with chest pains, just over half-way along the show cave. After monitoring and treatment by paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance, he was packaged by CRO members, then carried, by stretcher to the road ambulance outside. As…
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Incident 70/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 19.48 – Simon Fell Breast, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker’s knees were reported to have ‘given way, on Ingleborough, 7 miles from Horton’. After some delay, while a more accurate location was identified, a small group of CRO members met the party (f, 37, 30, 40) and assisted them down to…
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Incident 69/2017 – Sep. 9th Sat. 10.40 – Humphrey Bottom, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (f, 66) slipped, while descending the stone -pitched path from Ingleborough to Humphrey Bottom, falling and rolling about 30m. She sustained head, hand and leg injuries. After assessment, first aid and ‘packaging’, CRO members stretchered her about 100m to where an air ambulance…
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Incident 68/2017 – Sep. 4th Mon. 22.55 – Three Peaks, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Anxious parents reported two Three Peaks walkers (both f, 27) overdue from the walk they had begun at 07.30. The Police checked local roads, while the CRO duty controller tried to contact the missing pair by voice, text and SARLoc messages. The parents were supported…
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