Team Condemns Theft of Rescue Equipment

Following reports received over the weekend, CRO members went to check on a ‘highline’ traverse which the team has rigged in Kingsdale Master Cave, in preparation for any possible incident during the upcoming European Speleological Congress (EuroSpeleo 2016). The high line traverse enables safe access and exit in the event of a major flooding event in the Kingsdale system. Upon inspection, it was found that a substantial section of the…

Incident 62/2016 – Aug. 7th Sun. 23.27 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Three walkers (f37, f33, m33) having completed Ingleborough as part of a “3 peaks” walk, reported themselves lost in darkness, rain and low cloud during their descent of the hill. They had strayed a little way off the path near to Sulber, but were found by a CRO team at 1.00am and escorted to their own vehicle parked at Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours: 20 TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 61/2016 – Aug. 2nd Tue. 11.31 – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,69) was reported to have collapsed at Malham Cove, ‘on the pavements’. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics assessed him, then waved off the air anbulance and stood CRO down, as the patient was at the gate on to the Malham Rakes road. Only one CRO member reached the patient before the ‘stand-down’, although eight others were en route. Volunteer hours: 12. TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Aug. 1st Mon. 15.27 – Ribblehead, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Alert only.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested assistance, following a report of a man ‘passed out under Ribblehead Viaduct’. No sooner had the CRO duty controller advised YAS control that a road ambulance could drive to the viaduct than CRO was stood down. The local post van had collected the patient and delivered him to The Station Inn – a First Class service from Royal Mail! Volunteer minutes: Only a few more than…