Incident 22/2017 – Apr. 19th Wed. 11.02 – Great Knott, Gordale, Malham, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

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)…

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Incident 6/2017 – Jan 21st Sat. 10.15 – Scar Top, nr. Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

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

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Incident 23/2016 – Apr. 20th Wed. 13:10 – Thorney Rigg, Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

It’s Wednesday, so it must be…Sheep Rescue! The team were called by a caver who had discovered a sheep stuck in a 4 foot deep rift near Turbary Road, which he was unable to free by himself. The team members who attended used  small tools to remove a small amount of rock to improve access, and were able to release the sheep and bring it to the surface. The sheep…

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