Incident 28/2017 – May 11th Thu. 13.02 – Long Churn Cave, Selside, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A caver (m, 47) slipped at the middle entrance to Long Churn and, in saving himself from a more severe fall, put out his arm, which caused him to dislocate a shoulder. He then walked up to the upper entrance, hoping that rest would aid recovery. The pain worsened, so he rang for help. The first CRO member on scene assessed the injury, then began assisting the casualty down the…

Incident 23/2017 – Apr. 22nd Sat. 21.13 – Swan Dike Pot, Pen-y-ghent Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

CRO were asked by our neighbours, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, to provide assistance on an incident in their area. Four cavers were reported overdue in Swan Dike Pot, above Pen-y-ghent Gill. Two of the party had made their way out of the cave and reported that one member of the party was stuck beyond a tight section of passage. After several hours of effort, by CRO & UWFRA, the casualty was…

Incident 12/2017 – Mar 11th. Sat. 15.54 – White Scar Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A visitor (f, 79) tripped, while on a tour of the show cave, hitting her head, just above the left eye. A small team went in to assist the Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic who was first on scene. After initial treatment, the patient was able to walk to the cave entrance. Volunteer hours: 13 TwitterPrintFacebookGoogle+emailLinkedinStumbleUpon