INCIDENT 101/2019 – Dec. 19th. Thu. 00.06hrs – The Gaping Gill System, Clapham – Cave Incident

A group of nine cavers went in to Gaping Gill by various routes, meeting up in the Main Chamber.  After all the others were out safely, via Bar Pot, two (m, 22; m, 22) were reported overdue. They had tried to exit via Corky’s Pot, but realised that water levels had risen, so retreated to Bar Pot, which had been de-rigged. One CRO team set off into Corky’s Pot, but…

INCIDENT 35/2019 – May 12th. Sun. 20.23hrs – Simpson’s Pot, Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Incident

Four cavers were reported to be overdue from a trip through a pothole called Simpson’s Pot. This trip involves the descent the cave by abseiling down drops (pitches), pulling the rope down after each pitch and exiting the cave a lower level – Valley Entrance. Investigation by the CRO Duty Controller found that the missing cavers had been underground for over eight hours and were some three hours beyond their…

Incident 41/2018 – Jun. 16th Sat 19.11 Heron Pot, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Four cavers had left a note at their caving hostel, giving a call-out time of 19.00, before going to Heron Pot. Although not unduly concerned, the duty controller asked a colleague from Ingleton to investigate. At just after 20.00, he found them emerging from the cave, after they had lost track of time. Volunteer hours 2   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon