Sep 11  Sat 15.13 Diccan Pot, North Yorkshire - Cave Rescue
A caver (m, 39) abseiling down the first pitch in Diccan Pot in high water conditions became hung up under the waterfall. His novice companions raised the alarm but were uncertain about his location. A search of Long Churn Caves and Diccan Pot found him half way down the pitch. CRO descended to him before hauling him to the top and out to the surface. Following treatment for hypothermia the casualty was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance.
If that's the case he's probably learnt an easy lesson a rather hard way!damian said:My understanding at the time was that he abseiled down a rope that was too short - intending to pull-through - and had no ascending gear. Please note, though, that this is not first-hand information.