INCIDENT 4/2024 FEB. 10TH SAT. 2350 HRS. COUNTY POT, LECK FELL, KIRKBY LONSDALE, CUMBRIA, CAVING INCIDENT

The team were called out at 23.50 hrs on Saturday evening by Cumbria Police for an overdue party of nine cavers (7f and 2m – 19 to 22 years) in County Pot, a popular entrance into the Ease Gill system. Two underground teams were deployed to carry out a hasty search of the route that had been given. They were supported by surface personnel who set up a communication relay.…

ALERT only. JULY 5TH 1618hrs. GOYDEN POT, NIDDERDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE. ALERT No 5 OF 2023

The team were called upon by Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) to potentially assist with an ongoing rescue they had in Goyden Pot. A number of members were placed on stand-by but were ultimately not deployed as UWFRA were able to resolve the incident successfully themselves. A good outcome for our neighbours and partners at UWFRA.

INCIDENT 38/2023 (same day) 13.17 WHITE SCAR CAVE, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE. CAVE INCIDENT

A visitor (m, 60), with known medical conditions, was suspected of having a possible heart attack after climbing the steps into the Battlefield Chamber at the extremity of White Scar Cave. Team members, the two fire officers and a police officer attended and the patient was found to be conscious and breathing. A team doctor assessed him and agreed that he could be walked gently back to the cave entrance…

INCIDENT 17/2023 APR. 1st SAT. 21.00  LANCASTER HOLE / COUNTY POT, CASTERTON, CUMBRIA, CAVE INCIDENT

Six cavers (4m, 2f; ‘early 20s’) were reported overdue on a trip from Lancaster Hole to County Pot. They had gone underground at 11.30, anticipating re-emergence by 19.30. As another party had seen them, well on their way, earlier in the day, the search was concentrated towards County Pot. With no-one found, Lancaster Hole was checked, in case they had been unable to find their way forward and had returned…