Cave & Mountain Rescue

Saving Lives Above & Below Ground in the Yorkshire Dales What we do Awards and Recognition The History of CRO Safety Going Out Scheme Historical Incident Reports The Cave Rescue Organisation is based in Clapham in North Yorkshire and provides the cave and mountain rescue…
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The CRO is a charity and it’s volunteers respond to Cave and Mountain Rescue in the Three Peaks and Malham areas of the Yorkshire Dales The CRO is a charity and cannot run without the help of both it’s members and it’s supporters. There are…
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Alert only – Dec. 8th Sat. 19.58hrs – Aquamole Pot, West Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

North Yorkshire Police contacted the Duty Controller when nine cavers were reported overdue from a trip into Aquamole Pot.  However, the call was cancelled only a few minutes later, as the group had emerged safely, but with no immediate phone signal. Volunteer hours: 0.1  …
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INCIDENT 68/2018 – Dec. 4th. Tue. 12.37hrs – Watlowes (‘Dry Valley’), Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 60) slipped on wet limestone, twisting her knee, so that she couldn’t walk. Having immobilised her leg, CRO members helped her onto a stretcher and sledged/carried her to a team vehicle, then drove her down to Malham car park, to meet the…
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INCIDENT 67/2018 – Dec. 2nd. 11.39hrs – Pen-y-ghent Side, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police after a walker reported herself lost and requesting advice, having set out to walk Pen-y-ghent. Despite a poor signal, the police control staff were able to get a location for the caller before losing the call. A…
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INCIDENT 66/2018 – Dec. 1st Sat. 15.36 hrs – Near Quarry Pond, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A call was received from North Yorkshire Police to reports of a man suffering shortness of breath and palpitations. Just after the team was mobilised, and as the first team member arrived at the location, the team was stood down, as it became clear our…
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