Alert only – Mar. 9th Sat. 22.14hrs – Lancaster Hole, Cumbria – Alert only

The duty controller was contacted by a team caver staying at Bull Pot Farm to inform of an overdue group of cavers, doing a through trip from Wretched Rabbit to Lancaster Hole. Other cavers at Bull Pot had established that the party had made it to the base of the entrance pitch to Lancaster hole, but 2 novice cavers with the group were too exhausted to climb out without assistance.…

INCIDENT 10/2019 – Feb. 23rd. Sat. 12.29hrs – Giggleswick Scar North, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 55) suffered a medical event, fell from the crux of his climb and was left suspended, semi-conscious, in his harness. His second lowered him down to their stance – a narrow (60cm) ledge, 6m above the ground.  The YAS ambulance crew reached the ledge, but were limited in what they could do in that situation.  When CRO members arrived, they were able to lower him off, then…

INCIDENT 09/2019 – Feb. 20th. Weds. 14.08hrs – Path above Thornton Force, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor (m, 52) was reported to have collapsed and lost, then regained consciousness at the top of the steps, above Thornton Force, on the Waterfalls Trail. He was uninjured and declined to be carried, by stretcher, to a team Land Rover, waiting on Twisleton Lane. Instead, he was escorted down to Tom’s Cabin and across fields to the Kingsdale road, where YAS paramedics were waiting to assess him in…

Alert only – Feb. 16th Sat. 15.07hrs – Roaring Hole, Chapel le Dale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Two cavers were reported to be ‘trapped’, two hours after entering Roaring Hole, near Southerscales, Ingleton.  Ten minutes later they were reported to be on the surface and walking back down to Chapel le Dale, so no further action was required. Volunteer hours: 0.2   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon