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,…

INCIDENT 14/2019 – Mar. 26th. Tue. 17.53hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 21; f, 21) became detached from a much larger sponsored walk group and, without a map, took the wrong route off Ingleborough. Before the daylight was lost completely, they phoned North Yorkshire Police, who contacted CRO. The duty controller telephoned the ‘mispers’, then sent a Phonefind message, the reply to which placed them at Gaping Gill. A small CRO team drove to just below Trow…

INCIDENT 52/2018 – Aug. 13th Mon. 16.47hrs – Gaping Gill, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A visitor to the winch meet at Gaping Gill slipped as they were approaching the site, sustaining an injury to their left knee which left them unable to bare weight on the leg. A team vehicle with 2 members on board was despatched. After assessing the injury, the casualty was brought down to Clapham, from where they were taken home by a family member. Volunteer hours:6 TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

Incident 37/2017 – May 31st Wed. 15.00 – Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

During incident no 36, a caver (m 60) suffered from chest pains whilst at the foot of Gaping Gill where he was helping to manage winch descents of the cave. He rode to the surface in the winch chair where his condition was assessed and stabilized by a Bradford Pothole Club member and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The casualty was carried by stretcher to the air ambulance that had returned from…