Alert Only – Dec. 28th Thu. 08.30 – Staithes, Whitby, North Yorkshire, -Police assist

The team were contacted by Cleveland MRT and asked for availability for search of disused railway tunnels in the Whitby area, for a missing person. Team members were asked to declare their availability in preparation for sending a party to assist. Fortunately, the missing person was found safe and well at about 1130, and no action was required by the team. Volunteer hours: 1 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 88/2017 – Dec. 8th Fri. 09.00 – Ewes Top Moss Pot, Scales Moor, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

The team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police, and asked to conduct a search of the ground, sinkholes and potholes on Scales Moor, in connection with the search for a missing person. A team member entering Ewes Top Moss Pot discovered the body of a caver (m, 68). After notifying the police and receiving direction from them, team members recovered the caver’s body from the pothole, and then conveyed him…

Incident 86/2017 – Nov 30th Thu. 23.52 – Little Stainforth, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested the team’s assistance when an ambulance crew responding to an urgent call were unable to access the patient due to poor road conditions. Shortly after team members from the local area were mobilised to assist, the ambulance managed to access the property concerned, and team members were stood down. Volunteer hours: 5 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 78/2017 – Oct. 11th Wed. 14.23 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

North Yorkshire Police asked for assistance in recovering a body from the base of Malham Cove. The deceased was carried across a very fast-flowing beck, then driven down to the village where she was handed over to the undertaker. Meanwhile, a small group of team members went to the top of the Cove to check the edge for any personal possessions or ‘evidence’. FATAL Volunteer hours: 50 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon