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…

Incident 08/2016 – February 20th Sat. 14.42. – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 57) walking from Ingleborough to Park Fell, in low cloud and strong winds, lost her map and called for help. She was able to give a grid reference, from her mobile phone, but was otherwise ‘lost’. A small group of CRO members walked up to her and guided her to safety. Volunteer hours: 10 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

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   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon