Incident 09/2016 – February 20th Sat. 18.27 – ‘It’s a cracker!’, Leck Fell, Lancashire – Cave Rescue

Three cavers (m,19; m,21; f,21) were left underground on a Boxhead Pot to It’s a cracker! exchange trip when they missed their way and were inadvertently overtaken by the de-rigging party. Those returning to the surface were adamant that everyone was out, so a fell search was begun. A CRO party also went underground and found the missing people, cold but otherwise unharmed. A Maritime & Coastguard Agency helicopter set…

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Incident 07/2016 – February 19th Fri. 15.47. – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two walkers undertaking the 3 peaks walk reported themselves in difficulty and frightened near the summit of Whernside (the second peak).  Conditions on the day included some snow showers and heavy rain. Following a discussion with them on their mobile phone and the use of SARLOC to obtain a GPS location for them, a Land Rover and team members were dispatched to collect the pair. Volunteer hours: 15  

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