INCIDENT 69/2019 – Aug 10th. Sat 13.55hrs – Flood Entrance, Gaping Gill, Clapham. North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

A caver (m, 20) was reported by Craven Pothole Club (operating the GG winch) to be hung up on the rope in SE Pot.  He had gone too low on a re-belay and had been unable to return. However, he was rescued by CPC members, escorted to the Main Chamber and winched up to the surface, before CRO members arrived.  He was slightly hypothermic, so was sheltered and given warm…

INCIDENT 67/2019 – Aug 7th. Wed 13.45hrs – Top of Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 70) was reported to have sprained an ankle and gashed her head in a fall on the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove. On arrival, team members found that the slight scalp wound had been covered and all that was required was a stretcher carry to a team vehicle. This took her down to Malham car park, where she was transferred to the family car…

INCIDENT 66/2019 – Aug 6th. Tue 00.28hrs – Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f18) was struggling to find her way down steep craggy ground off Giggleswick Scar. Whilst trying to descend she tripped, twisting her ankle and banging her chest on a rock. She was unable to bear weight on her foot and became benighted. Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) paramedics were called out first and had spotted her location from the glow of her mobile phone. They were unable to reach…

Alert only – Aug 4th. Sun. 18.34hrs – Curtain Pot, Malham Moor, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Four cavers were reported some 3 hours overdue from their expected return from a trip down Curtain Pot on Malham Moor. The informant had become more concerned due to the onset of a thunderstorm with heavy rain. Whilst CRO were mobilising a rescue response, the informant contacted CRO again to advise that four figures could be seen heading down to his position. A short while later CRO received confirmation that…