ALERT Only – Aug 23rd Mon. 16.39 – Gordale Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 8 of 2021

A walker was reported to be having difficulty with his dog, which was described as ‘panicking’, near the top of the lower fall in Gordale Scar. When the duty controller phoned the reporting person, he was told that other walkers had helped the walker and dog up to safety. CRO’s assistance was not needed. Volunteer hours: 0.25   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

ALERT Only – Jul 15th Thur. 15.47 – Helwith Bridge, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 7 of 2021

CRO were called out by North Yorkshire Police to assist with an incident where a car was reported to have been driven down a footpath, had gone over the edge of a cliff and was stuck against a tree some 15 metres above the ground. It was reported that, due to the position of the car doors, a person inside the vehicle was unable to get out and was becoming…

ALERT Only – Jun 27th Sun. 13.42 – Ledge over Gaping Gill main shaft, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 6 of 2021

A CRO member, out leading a school group (his ‘day-job’), saw a sheep apparently stranded on the ledge at the top of the main shaft into the Gaping Gill main chamber. He passed the information on, but thought the sheep might ‘self-rescue’ if left. The following morning, the Duty Controller diverted his morning run to check the site, but the sheep was no longer there. Local farmers were gathering there…

ALERT Only – Jun 21st Mon. 16.28 – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 5 of 2021

A walker, who had strayed unintentionally from the path, discovered a lamb stuck in mud ‘in a big hole in the ground’ on her descent over Southerscales Fell. She tried to pull it out herself but it was stuck too firmly so she called North Yorkshire Police. As the duty controller was organising a small team to rescue the lamb, staff at the Force Control Room stood the team down,…