Cave Rescue News

INCIDENT 07/2022 – FEBRUARY 12th SAT. 12.50 PENNINE BRIDLEWAY, NEAR CLAYPITS, LANGCLIFFE, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

CRO were called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) to assist them with an incident about half a mile along the Pennine Bridleway from the road head at Clay Pits Plantation. When CRO arrived we ...

INCIDENT 05/2022 – JANUARY 30th SUN. 20.30 PETERSON POT / PIPPIKIN POT, LECK, LANCASHIRE – CAVE INCIDENT

Three cavers (m,22; f,21; m,21) were reported overdue on a Peterson Pot to Pippikin Pot through trip (with Mistral Hole as an alternative early exit, if short of time). Having sent a PhoneFind text and confirmed ...
Entrance Passage, OFD Top Entrance. Photo: Linda Wilson

INCIDENT 84/2021 – NOVEMBER 8th MON. (called at 16.00 Sunday) OGOF FFYNNON DDU, POWYS, WALES – CAVE INCIDENT

A caver (m, 38) fell about 8m, sustaining multiple injuries in the cave complex of Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, near Penwyllt, at the head of the Swansea Valley, South Wales, at lunchtime on Saturday. South & ...
Hillside overlying much of the OFD system. Photograph by Linda Wilson

Massive effort underway to rescue injured caver.

A massive effort is underway to rescue a caver injured in a fall on Saturday in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (OFD) in South Wales, the deepest and third longest cave system in Britain. The caver is ...

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 it back to safety by shaking a bag of sheep nuts, but ...

INCIDENT 59/2021 – AUGUST 6th FRI. 17.14 – WHITE SCAR CAVE, INGLETON, NORTH YORKSHIRE – CAVE INCIDENT

A visitor (f, 20) slipped, while about 300m into White Scar Cave, sustaining a lower leg injury.  Show cave staff assessed and treated the casualty’s injured leg, but were unable to evacuate her from the ...

INCIDENT 29/2021 – JUNE 5th SAT. 15.18 – THE ALLOTMENT, INGLEBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE – MOUNTAIN INCIDENT

A walker (m 55) phoned for help, saying that he had collapsed, felt weak and had a pain radiating from the upper left hand side of his chest. He had been walking alone and CRO ...

Coming soon … Aquanaut by Rick Stanton

The Thai cave rescue had everyone on the edge of their seats as what might have been the grimmest reality TV show ever was played out in the full spotlight of the world's media. In ...

ALERT Only -May 1st Sat. 23.30 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Alert No. 3 of 2021

UWFRA forwarded an alert from North Yorkshire Police regarding two Three Peaks walkers who had become separated from a bigger group after losing the path on Ingleborough. Reportedly, they had made their 999 call from ...

INCIDENT 10/2021 – Apr. 5th Mon. 15.13 – Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

YAS called CRO following a report that a child (m, 8) had a leg injury and was on the ‘side of a cliff, waterfall at bottom, halfway up on rocky verge, stuck unable to get ...

INCIDENT 09/2021 – Apr. 4th Sun. 14.59 – Hillside behind Stackhouse, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A sport cyclist (m, 18) landed badly from a home-made ‘jump’, complaining of rib, face, shoulder and back pain. Arriving at the accident site, the YAS paramedics asked for CRO’s assistance and equipment, in order ...

INCIDENT 08/2021 – Apr. 3rd Sat. 16.52 – Fell Close, Chapel le Dale, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 23) twisted an ankle on rough and boggy terrain, so that she was unable to put weight on the injured leg. A companion rang the Police for help and CRO team members ...