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Offline Fulk

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cave rescue
« on: September 24, 2021, 07:16:39 pm »
I've just come across this somewhat enigmatic article in our local paper – doess anyone know any details?


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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 07:27:19 pm »
I heard about this from the CRO grapevine but no more details were forthcoming.

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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 07:33:05 pm »
Good effort!  Top  :dig:

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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 08:38:23 pm »
Given it's involved both Swaledale and Teesdale MR teams, I'm guessing one of the mine levels in Arkengarthdale?
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2021, 04:43:35 pm »
It's pretty much verbatim from (but there is a picture of a passage): https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4676938132368424&id=200769689985313

COMRU FB page says more details to follow
« Last Edit: September 25, 2021, 04:51:58 pm by mikem »

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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2021, 06:15:47 pm »
Also: https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/19597117.cumbria-ore-mines-rescue-unit-rescue-missing-cavers-two-inches-air-space/

There doesn't seem to have been any significant rain in the last 3 days, so did they collapse their original route in & have to be rescued another way?

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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2021, 07:07:09 pm »
From Swaledale MRT's website www.swaledalemrt.org.uk

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Our Underground Rescue Leader was contacted by Teesdale and Weardale Mountain Rescue Team and asked to assist with the search for 3 overdue cavers.   They had entered an Old mine system in Teesdale intending to travel through the system.  However, a friend reported them overdue and a search and rescue response was activated by Teesdale, with support from Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit and ourselves.   It would appear that the exit sum had become submerged and the ropes used to enter the mine via some deep shafts removed.   A small team were able to reduce the water level on the exit and enter the cave, where they then located the party and brought them out safely.
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2021, 05:28:23 pm »
Ahh make sense, pulled through but the exit had sumped, I presume due to a collapse blocking the water.
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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2021, 08:18:05 pm »
Or, not checking the exit before descending

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Re: cave rescue
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2021, 09:16:23 pm »
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the ropes used to enter the mine via some deep shafts removed

So the ropes weren't 'removed' by some sort of external agency, but they were doing a pull-through trip. Makes sense . . . glad they got out safely.

 

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