North Yorkshire Police passed on a message that two new-born lambs were stuck down a mine shaft, near Gordale House, Malham. CRO caving members were unable to descend very far into the awkward and narrowing natural rift in the limestone bedrock and were unable to see or hear anything. The lambs’ owners and CRO members concluded that the ewe had given birth on a grassy ledge above the fissure and that any new-born lamb(s)…
The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to go to the aid of a sheep which had been crag fast for over 36 hours. The sheep was located on a narrow ledge approximately 10m above ground level. A team member descended by rope to the ledge from above, and the sheep was ‘encouraged’ to retrace its route up a narrow cleft to the field above. Volunteer hours: 4
A caver reported a lamb at the bottom of the 15m open shaft of Fluted Hole. A small CRO team confirmed this and rescued the animal, then, because it did not appear to be in tip-top condition, took it back to Bleak Bank Farm for attention. Volunteer hours: 12.
A sheep was reported to have fallen into Hull Pot. However, as the duty controller was recruiting a small team to rescue it, there was another call. There is plenty of herbiage in Hull Pot, so the sheep rescue was postponed until the following morning.