Helicopter practice on Sunday

‘Thank you’ to the crew of G-MCGH, one of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Sikorsky S92 helicopters, based at Humberside Airport, for flying over to Ribblehead, on Sunday. All members of search and rescue teams must follow a basic training regime, before being allowed to work with the helicopters on a live incident. Anyone who has experienced anything like the howling gale required to lift the 7-tonne (unladen weight) aircraft…

Incident 82/2016 – Sep. 26th Mon. 22.18 – Helbeck, Cumbria (North of Brough) – Mountain Rescue.

A beater on a grouse shoot had been reported missing (and not dressed for the conditions), early on Monday evening, having last been seen two hours previously. After several hours of searching, Kirkby Stephen MRT called in extra help from search and rescue teams belonging to the North Pennines Search and Rescue Co–ordinating Group (of which CRO is a member), Lake District Mountain Rescue Association and the North East Search…

Incident 81/2016 – Sep. 25th Sun. 15.24 – Peterson Pot, Leck Fell, Lancashire – Cave Rescue.

A caver (m,21) was exhausted at the far side of Roly-poly Passage and was unable to exit the pot. CRO teams entered the top of the system from Peterson Pot and the bottom through Mistral Hole. The caver was found at Skydive Drop and was assisted / escorted to the surface via Mistral Hole at 20.30 hrs. Thanks to the six ‘co-opted cavers’ who assisted the 18 CRO members. Volunteer…

Do You Use The Co-op? Raise money for CRO Now!

Our friends at the Co-operative Society stores in both Settle and Ingleton have chosen CRO as one of their 3 community causes, where 1% of everything you spend on Co-op branded products or services is donated to a local charity. If you use these stores, please take out Co-op membership (if you haven’t already!) and from the Co-operative Society membership website you will be able to specify CRO as your…