INCIDENT 42/2019 – Jun. 1st. Sat. 15.52hrs – County Pot, Easegill, Cumbria – Cave Incident

Whilst incident 41 was ongoing, another call was received to a report of a caver (F,36) who had fallen down a 6m pitch whilst derigging it, and sustained a nasty injury to her right ankle. As a result of the manpower required at the other incident, CRO team members were supported by our own cavers list as well as other teams and pothole club members, to ensure that we were…

INCIDENT 41/2019 – Jun. 1st. Sat. 12.57hrs – Curtain Pot, Fountains Fell, North Yorkshire – Cave Incident

One of 3 cavers exploring and excavating a ‘new’ cave, fell approximately 6m down a pitch deep within the cave concerned, sustaining a suspected fractured femur. His companions immediately exited the cave to summon assistance before one returned to him, whilst one awaited our arrival to direct us to the site. As an exploration site, the cave was not mapped, nor were the passages of sufficient width to allow extrication…

INCIDENT 35/2019 – May 12th. Sun. 20.23hrs – Simpson’s Pot, Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Incident

Four cavers were reported to be overdue from a trip through a pothole called Simpson’s Pot. This trip involves the descent the cave by abseiling down drops (pitches), pulling the rope down after each pitch and exiting the cave a lower level – Valley Entrance. Investigation by the CRO Duty Controller found that the missing cavers had been underground for over eight hours and were some three hours beyond their…

INCIDENT 21/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 11.14hrs – White Scar Show Cave, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

An visitor (82, f) lost consciousness whilst going the through lower cave section past the steps. Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service entered the cave to commence casualty care. Team members then stretchered the casualty to the YAS ambulance at the cave entrance. Volunteer hours:30 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon