Cave Rescue News

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 ...

Alert only – Feb. 16th Sat. 15.07hrs – Roaring Hole, Chapel le Dale, North Yorkshire – Alert only

Two cavers were reported to be ‘trapped’, two hours after entering Roaring Hole, near Southerscales, Ingleton.  Ten minutes later they were reported to be on the surface and walking back down to Chapel le Dale, ...

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 ...
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