Another cave rescue--this time overseas

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Another cave rescue--this time overseas

Postby Ernie Coffman » Jul 22, 2010 10:33 am

Two cavers were lucky according to the Clapham Cave Rescue Association. :banana_yay: See this link ... e_/?ref=mr
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Re: Another cave rescue--this time overseas

Postby paul » Jul 22, 2010 12:26 pm

I'd also posted this in the Rescue forum:

Cavers on a pull-through trip in Swinsto Hole in the Yorkshire Dales were found this morning after floods due to heavy rain prevented them from completing their through trip. They were reported missing at 16:00 yesterday and were back on the surface at 11:30 this morning.

See the Cave Rescue Organisation Incidents Page for 2010 Incident 34.

And the report on The Westmoreland Gazette website.

They were indeed lucky. They were on a pull-through trip down several pitches which ends up in a streamway fed by most of the caves in the valley leading to a short climb out to a lower entrance just before a sump. However, the weather had been very wet recently, the forecast was for more rain...
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