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 hill. Both were met by other CRO members and a team vehicle. After being given pain relief, he was shuffled onto the rear seat and driven, very gently, down to the road-head, for transfer to a road ambulance.
Volunteer hours: 23