Incident 05/2022 Peterson Pot/Pippikin Pot

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INCIDENT 05/2022 ? JANUARY 30th SUN. 20.30 PETERSON POT / PIPPIKIN POT

Three cavers (m,22; f,21; m,21) were reported overdue on a Peterson Pot to Pippikin Pot through trip (with Mistral Hole as an alternative early exit, if short of time). Having sent a PhoneFind text and confirmed that their car was at Bull Pot Farm, the Duty Controller organised a rapid surface search, in case the party had exited and was lost on the wild and wet way back to Bull Pot Farm. Then followed small, underground search groups with CaveLink sets to communicate with members on the surface. Just after midnight the group which had gone into Mistral Hole reported finding the overdue party ?safe and well?. They appear to have got lost in the Hall of Ten area and were escorted out, via Mistral Hole, then across the fell to Bull Pot Farm. Other team members also returned.

Our thanks to Red Rose C&PC for the use of their farmhouse as a base, to the underground members of UWFRA who were stood down while en route to assist and to members of our ?cavers? list? who had been on stand-by in case the incident developed into a serious rescue.
Volunteer hours: 126 (CRO members only)

https://cro.org.uk/incident-05-2022-january-30th-sun-20-30-peterson-pot-pippikin-pot-leck-lancashire-cave-incident/
 

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PeteHall

Moderator
I saw Peterson Pot in the title and had visions of a similar incident to the MCR Read's Cavern rescue of last week. Getting a stuck caver out of Rolly Polly Passage would be no fun at all!  :eek:

Glad it was nothing more serious  :)
 

aricooperdavis

Moderator
I'm interested by the PhoneFind bit - I was under the impression that the phone user has to interact with a PhoneFind/SARLOC text in order to report their location back. How did their phone, in their car at Bull Pot Farm, respond to the text without their involvement?
 

aricooperdavis

Moderator
Oh hang on, I've misread it haven't I? It's:

Having [both] sent a PhoneFind text and confirmed that their car was at Bull Pot Farm...

As opposed to:

Having sent a PhoneFind text and [thereby] confirmed that their car was at Bull Pot Farm...
 

JoshW

Member
aricooperdavis said:
Oh hang on, I've misread it haven't I? It's:

Having [both] sent a PhoneFind text and confirmed that their car was at Bull Pot Farm...

As opposed to:

Having sent a PhoneFind text and [thereby] confirmed that their car was at Bull Pot Farm...

I interpreted it exactly the same as you did, and thought it weird, cheers for clarifying :)
 
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