Cave Rescue News

INCIDENT 46/2019 – June 8th. Sat. 12.58hrs – Malham Cove, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

Whilst awaiting more information from one of the Duty Controllers on scene at Malham regarding incident 45, we were called by North Yorkshire Police to a Male (80) with a twisted ankle at the top ...

INCIDENT 38/2019 – May 23rd Thu. 17.24hrs – Ellerbeck, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Incident

A sheep was reported to be stranded, 3m down into a pot-hole near Ellerbeck. Two team members attended and had little difficulty in rescuing the sheep, which the farmer took to a farm building to ...

Alert only – May 20th Mon. 19.05hrs – River Aire, Airton, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association received a call from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a patient (initially described as a ‘body’) in the River Aire, near Riverside Walk, at Airton. As it was in CRO’s area, ...

INCIDENT 21/2019 – Apr. 20th. Sat. 11.14hrs – White Scar Show Cave, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

An visitor (82, f) lost consciousness whilst going the through lower cave section past the steps. Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service entered the cave to commence casualty care. Team members then stretchered the casualty to ...

Breaking news: Josh Bratchley safe and well after Tennessee cave rescue

Numerous reports from the US confirm that Josh Bratchley returned to the surface safe and well around 7pm local time last night after being trapped in Mill Pond Cave near Nashville in Tennessee for over ...

Alert only – Apr. 14th Sun. 11.35hrs – Path to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service asked for assistance, following receipt of a 999 call saying that a walker had fallen and had been feeling dizzy, on the path from Gordale Bridge over to Malham Cove. When the ...

Cave rescue teams celebrate £30,000 donation

Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation are this week celebrating after receiving more than £30,000-worth of life-saving gas detection equipment donated by Honeywell Analytics. The equipment, including four and five gas personal monitors and calibration equipment, was ...

INCIDENT 14/2019 – Mar. 26th. Tue. 17.53hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Two Three Peaks walkers (m, 21; f, 21) became detached from a much larger sponsored walk group and, without a map, took the wrong route off Ingleborough. Before the daylight was lost completely, they phoned ...

Alert only – Mar. 26th Tue. 08.22hrs – Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Yorkshire Ambulance Service received a call, saying that a walker (m, 45) was fitting ‘on top of Pen y ghent’. YAS deployed both road and air ambulances, calling CRO as an added precaution. From home, ...

INCIDENT 13/2019 – Mar. 24th. Sun. 13.33hrs – Path to Pen y ghent, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

While trying to take a photograph from the top of a limestone outcrop, on the path from Brackenbottom to Pen y ghent, a walker (m, 13) fell on to rocks, below, sustaining chest injuries (t.b.c.) ...

INCIDENT 11/2019 – Mar. 20th. Wed. 19.39hrs – Ingleborough, Clapham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A Three Peaks walker (m, 45?) rang an acquaintance in Horton, to say that he had taken a fall while descending from Ingleborough and was bleeding significantly from a head-wound. The acquaintance rang Yorkshire Ambulance ...

INCIDENT 10/2019 – Feb. 23rd. Sat. 12.29hrs – Ivy Buttress (? t.b.c.), Giggleswick Scar North, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A climber (m, 55) suffered a medical event, fell from the crux of his climb and was left suspended, semi-conscious, in his harness on a narrow ledge. CRO members were able to lower him off ...
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