INCIDENT 32/2024 MAY 18th SAT. 21.56 POOL SINK TO WRETCHED RABBIT, EASE GILL SYSTEM, CASTERTON, CUMBRIA.

Cumbria Police alerted the team when a party of cavers (2m, 4f) doing a through trip from Pool Sink to Wretched Rabbit in Ease Gill were reported by their callout person to be significantly overdue.  Team members proceeded to Bull Pot Farm to search the route the cavers had taken, while members of the CRO Cavers List and underground members of Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) were placed on…

INCIDENT 7/2024 (same day). 22.44 LANCASTER HOLE to WRETCHED RABBIT, CASTERTON, CUMBRIA – CAVE INCIDENT

Four cavers were reported overdue on a through trip from Lancaster Hole to Wretched Rabbit, beneath Casterton Fell, having set off at noon. Four members of the Red Rose C&PC, resident at Bull Pot Farm, went to Wretched Rabbit and began searching from that end of the visiting cavers’ anticipated route. Having found no-one, so far, two of the RRCP&PC returned to Bull Pot Farm to report. The CRO duty…

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ALERT only. DEC 3rd SUN. 17.15 hrs. MALHAM TARN, MALHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE. ALERT No 14 OF 2023

As the team were cleaning equipment from Incident 87 they received a call from North Yorkshire Police that a group of walkers had not returned from a walk in the Malham Tarn area.  After making further enquiries, the Duty Controller confirmed that the overdue party were accounted for and safe so the team was stood down. Volunteer hours: 1

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ALERT only. OCTOBER 28th  SAT. 21.10 hrs.  LANCASTER HOLE to WRETCHED RABBIT, CASTERTON, CUMBRIA. ALERT No 12 OF 2023.

A party of five cavers was reported ‘overdue’ from a trip through the Easegill (‘Three Counties’) system from Lancaster Hole to Wretched Rabbit. The alert was very soon rescinded after a member of the party ran back to Bull Pot Farm to delay the call-out time to 23.00. Volunteer hours:    <1