Cave Rescue News

INCIDENT 01/2019 – Jan. 6th. Sun. 14.25hrs – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f 69) slipped and fell on the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove. Visibility was very poor due to low cloud and the pavement was extremely slippery. The casualty was located ...

British cave divers recognised in honours list

Honoured ... Rick Stanton, Connor Roe and Chris Jewell (Photos by Linda Wilson) The British divers at the centre of the Thai cave rescue have been recognised in the New Year’s honours list. Rick Stanton ...

INCIDENT 70/2018 – Dec. 26th. Wed. 17.56hrs – Ingleborough summit, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m, 52) reported himself (and dog) ‘lost in fog and pitch black’, near the Ingleborough summit shelter. He was escorted down to a team vehicle, near Crina Bottom, to be brought off the ...

INCIDENT 69/2018 – Dec. 22nd. Sat. 15.10hrs – Below Lower Winskill, Langcliffe, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (f, 46) slipped on mud, on the path from Lower Winskill down to Langcliffe, hearing a ‘snap’ as she injured an ankle. Having given her pain relief, team members put the patient into ...

INCIDENT 61/2018 – Oct. 17th Wed. 02.00hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker on an evening excursion from Settle to Ribblehead became lost after descending from the summit of Pen-y-ghent. During a brief and muffled telephone call, the CRO Duty Controller was only able to establish ...

INCIDENT 60/2018 – Oct. 13th Sat. 10.06hrs – Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A 3-peaks walker slipped on wet rocks just below the summit of Pen-y-ghent. His fall caused an injury to his ankle – a suspected fracture. The injured walker telephoned for help, but also started to make ...

Breaking News: British cave divers also rescued four trapped Thai rescuers in Tham Luang Cave

When Rick Stanton and John Volanthen surfaced in Chamber 3 of Tham Luang Cave on day 6 of the rescue to find four people waiting for them they first thought they'd somehow found the boys ...
Emma Porter, the BCRC secretary, set up the crucial main communications centre so she had live contact with the divers and the surface support team. She was assisted by Graham Smith (right) from the Midlands CRO.

Behind the scenes with the BCRC at the Thai cave rescue – Part Two

In the second part of Darkness Below’s interview with BCRC chair Peter Dennis, he tells Linda Wilson and Sharon Wheeler how disaster struck during the preparations for the final rescue dives. Disaster struck, though, on ...

Alert only – Sep. 9th Sun. 10.50hrs – Three Peaks walk (Horton in Ribblesdale), North Yorkshire – Alert only

CRO duty controllers were advised that a Three Peaks walker (m, 46), last seen at Ribblehead at 12.00 noon the previous day, had not returned to his car at Horton in Ribblesdale.  All local hotels ...
Peter Dennis, chairman of the British Cave Rescue Council, is interviewed on BBC’s Newsnight by Evan Davis, with John Volanthen’s images of the stranded boys in the background.

Behind the scenes with the BCRC at the Thai cave rescue – Part One

While the eyes of the world were on the divers taking part in the Thai cave rescue, an unsung band of volunteers were beavering away behind the scenes to ensure that the divers had all ...

INCIDENT 58/2018 – Sep. 7th Tue. 16.46hrs – Near Snow Falls, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,86) with several medical conditions and a history of back trouble was unable to complete the walk because of the pain. Having administered pain relief, team members carried the patient from just below ...

INCIDENT 57/2018 – Aug. 31st Fri. 07.10hrs – Providence Pot, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

CRO were called to support Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA) with an ongoing incident. Two cavers had been reported overdue the previous evening from a traverse of Dowber Gill passage that links Dow Cave ...
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