An adult (m, 55) accompanying a group of young people, collapsed at the entrance to Thistle Cave, which they had intended to explore. There were prolonged attempts to revive him by CPR, but when YAS paramedics arrived, by road and air ambulance, they determined that life was extinct. Once the necessary protocols had been followed, CRO members carried the deceased to a road-head for hand-over to an undertaker. FATAL
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service also attended.
Volunteer hours: 73.