Incident 60/2017 – Aug. 14th Mon. 11.38 – Gaping Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

A caver was reported to have sustained serious head and chest injuries in the Main Chamber of Gaping Gill (Cause of injury not yet known to CRO.), but when the duty controller obtained up-to-date information he had been recovered to the surface by pot-hole club winch and was being sheltered in a nearby shake-hole.
An air ambulance was able to land close to the casualty, before team members had set off with a stretcher, so pot-holers on site assisted the ambulance paramedics to carry him to the helicopter on a spinal board. CRO members returned to Base and the casualty was flown to hospital.
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