INCIDENT 65/2021 – AUGUST 20th FRI. 10.06 – MEALBANK QUARRY, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – ANIMAL INCIDENT

A farmer had seen one of his sheep, apparently stranded on a ledge of Mealbank Quarry, on Sunday. He kept trying to tempt her back to safety by shaking a bag of sheep nuts, but eventually asked for CRO’s assistance. A small team set up an abseil and one member descended. His arrival on her ledge was sufficient motivation for the sheep to overcome any acrophobia and she scrambled safely…

INCIDENT 46/2021 – JULY 10th SAT. 14.51 – GORDALE SCAR, MALHAM NORTH YORKSHIRE – ANIMAL INCIDENT

A sheep was reported to be seriously injured at Gordale Scar, between the two waterfalls. Investigation by a team member found it to be one of this year’s lambs with a wound, but no obvious fractures. It was lowered gently down to other members, waiting at the foot of the waterfall climb, and taken to Gordale House for attention by the farmer. Volunteer hours 14.   TwitterPrintFacebookemailLinkedinStumbleUpon

ALERT Only – Jun 27th Sun. 13.42 – Ledge over Gaping Gill main shaft, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 6 of 2021

A CRO member, out leading a school group (his ‘day-job’), saw a sheep apparently stranded on the ledge at the top of the main shaft into the Gaping Gill main chamber. He passed the information on, but thought the sheep might ‘self-rescue’ if left. The following morning, the Duty Controller diverted his morning run to check the site, but the sheep was no longer there. Local farmers were gathering there…

ALERT Only – Jun 21st Mon. 16.28 – Southerscales Fell, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 5 of 2021

A walker, who had strayed unintentionally from the path, discovered a lamb stuck in mud ‘in a big hole in the ground’ on her descent over Southerscales Fell. She tried to pull it out herself but it was stuck too firmly so she called North Yorkshire Police. As the duty controller was organising a small team to rescue the lamb, staff at the Force Control Room stood the team down,…