INCIDENT 81/2019 – Sep 18th. Wed. 16.50hrs – Fell Beck, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m 64) slipped on wet rock whilst getting a drink from Fell Beck near to Gaping Gill on Ingleborough. He fell into the water and was reported to have hit his head on rocks. His companions helped to get him out of the beck and called for help. The injured walker was attended to by Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) and Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics before being carried a…

INCIDENT 71/2019 – Aug 12th. Mon 17.11hrs – Above Trow Gill, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A caver (f, 34) walking in Wellington boots from Gaping Gill back to Clapham, slipped on the rocky path above Trow Gill, sustaining a painful ankle injury. The initial call-out message suggested that the casualty was at the entrance to Ingleborough Cave, so only a small team was called out. This situation was remedied as soon as her true position was known. YAS paramedics and team members splinted the injured…

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 40/2019 – May 29th. Wed. 15.09hrs – Near Gaping Gill Hole, Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

The caving club operating the winch into Gaping Gill called North Yorkshire Police to ask for assistance with a member (m, 46) experiencing an irregular and very rapid heartbeat, on the surface, near GG. A helicopter was requested, but as the North West Air Ambulance approached, the cloud and drizzle descended, making air evacuation too risky. CRO members, who had been standing by, drove team Land Rovers up the hill,…