Three cavers (m,19; m,21; f,21) were left underground on a Boxhead Pot to It’s a cracker! exchange trip when they missed their way and were inadvertently overtaken by the de-rigging party. Those returning to the surface were adamant that everyone was out, so a fell search was begun. A CRO party also went underground and found the missing people, cold but otherwise unharmed.
A Maritime & Coastguard Agency helicopter set out from Caernarfon, to assist in the surface search, but was stood down en route.
Volunteer hours: 125 (and one Search-dog)