INCIDENT 33/2024 MAY 20th MON. 19.51 LECK FELL, LECK, LANCASHIRE.

The team responded to a request from North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to assist with reports that cries for help had been heard from within one of the many potholes on Leck Fell, which form part of the largest cave system in the UK. The team became part a multi agency response including specialist units from the statutory services Police, Fire and Ambulance. Volunteers from the team were deployed and,…

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…

INCIDENT 82 / 2023 SEP. 23rd SAT. 2250. LOST JOHN’S CAVE, LECK FELL, COWAN BRIDGE, LANCASHIRE – CAVING INCDENT

The duty controller was alerted by a colleague from Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, who had been caving with a group of friends. He informed us that a group of 4 cavers were overdue in the Lost John’s Cave system, possibly near Lyle Cavern. He advised that a group of competent cavers from the nearby Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club, equipped with food, drinks and other vital kit, had…