Cave Rescue News

Warning – Collapse in Wretched Rabbit, Yorkshire

Yorkshire CRO have warned of a potentially lethal rockfall in Wretched Rabbit on Casterton Fell. ATTENTION CAVERS - Collapse at Wretched Rabbit, Casterton Fell (NGR - SD 676 806) There has been a series of ...

INCIDENT 03/2021 – Feb. 4th Thu. 01.04 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

North Yorkshire Police requested CRO’s assistance after they found a missing person (Sadly, deceased.) at the foot of Malham Cove. Team members searched an area at the top of the Cove for personal effects and ...

ALERT Only – Jan. 18th Mon. 07.45 – North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum – flood warning – Alert No. 1 of 2021

Along with representatives of all the other MRTs operating across the County, CRO’s ‘Silver’ reps were alerted to a flooding forecast (‘Storm Christoph’) through the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum. They put the Organisation’s Swift-water ...

INCIDENT 02/2021 – Jan. 15th Fri. 16.40 – Whernside summit, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (m, 24) called for help, saying he was stranded on the summit of Whernside, couldn’t find his way off and couldn’t breathe, because of his asthma. A small group of CRO members set ...

INCIDENT 01/2021 – Jan. 10th Sun. 16.35 – Ingleborough summit, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

Two visitors (m, f), walking from Clapham, reached the summit shelter on Ingleborough, but were unable to find the way off at dusk, in low cloud and on trampled snow and ice. A small team ...

INCIDENT 87/2020 – (same day) 16.02 – Hillside below Blua Crags, Settle, North Yorkshire. – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 50) slipped on steep, frozen ground, sustaining a suspected ankle fracture. The first team members on scene kept her warm until others arrived. Then, after being given pain relief and attention from ...

INCIDENT 86/2020 – Dec. 30th. 02.28 – Lythe Fell Road, Lancashire. – Local Incident

Lancashire Constabulary asked CRO to investigate a request for help when a man and two small children became stranded in their car on Lythe Fell (on the High Bentham to Slaidburn road, 8 km / ...

INCIDENT 84/2020 – Dec. 25th Christmas Day. 17.29 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A friend reported a solo Three Peaks walker (m, 44) ‘lost  .  .  .  .  cold, alone and disorientated  .  .  .  .  with minimum food and not appropriately dressed  .  .  .  .  approximately ...

INCIDENT 83/2020 – Dec. 6th Sun. 13.23 – Malham Cove, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

YAS asked for CRO’s assistance when a walker (f, 70) was reported to have fallen at the top of Malham Cove. Although she had sustained a painful shoulder injury, she was determined to set off ...

INCIDENT 82/2020 – Dec. 3rd Thu. 16.18 – The Kingsdale road above Long Gill, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire – Local Incident

A motorist called NYP when he and his partner became stuck in the first snow of the winter on the road to Deepdale/Dentdale, above Kingsdale Head. A small CRO team, in a Land Rover, soon ...

INCIDENT 81/2020 – Nov. 29th Sun. 15.42 – Blea Moor / Ribblehead area, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

As members were back at Clapham, cleaning the Whernside mud from equipment, a further call was received. A member of a family party (f, 13) was reported to have separated from her parents on Blea ...

INCIDENT 80/2020 – Nov. 29th Sun. 13.01 – Whernside, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Incident

A walker (f, 14) slipped, then tumbled five or six metres down the steep path, where it leaves the Whernside summit ridge towards Bruntscar, sustaining head and possible elbow injuries. After assessment and treatment by ...