Incident 70/2016 – Aug. 28th Sun. 01.18 – Lancaster Hole, Easegill, Cumbria – Cave Rescue.

Three cavers (m, 24; f, 24, m, 24) were reported overdue on a through trip from Top Sink to Lancaster Hole. They had made only slow progress and became lost, eventually deciding to await rescue near Stop Pot. Mixed teams of CRO and Red Rose Cave & Pot-hole Club members began searching the system and located the missing party at about 04.20. All were guided safely to Lancaster Hole, to exit the pot (with or without assistance) and return to Bull Pot Farm.

Thanks to RRC&PC for their significant help and to Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association for putting their cavers on stand-by, in case the initial search was unsuccessful or a protracted rescue became necessary.

Volunteer hours: 154