INCIDENT 40/2019 – May 29th. Wed. 15.09hrs – Near Gaping Gill Hole, Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The caving club operating the winch into Gaping Gill called North Yorkshire Police to ask for assistance with a member (m, 46) experiencing an irregular and very rapid heartbeat, on the surface, near GG. A helicopter was requested, but as the North West Air Ambulance approached, the cloud and drizzle descended, making air evacuation too risky. CRO members, who had been standing by, drove team Land Rovers up the hill, examined the patient and brought him back down to Clapham, where he was handed over to Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics. He was taken to hospital for more comprehensive checks.

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