The Cave Rescue Organisation had four callouts in one day

The Cave Rescue Organisation had four callouts in one day

A mountain biker, two walkers and a lamb kept a rescue team busy today as they responded to four separate incidents.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at 12.35pm to help Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team with an injured man who had crashed at a popular mountain biking centre.

The rider came off his machine at the bottom of Hully Gully in Gisburn Forest, suffering head and pelvis injuries.

Paramedics treated the man he was stretchered by the rescuers a short distance to a waiting air ambulance, which flew him to hospital for further treatment.

Next customer for the volunteer CRO, which deals with incidents both below the Yorkshire Dales and on its fells, was a lamb rescued from a small pothole romantically named P5a, in the Grange Rigg area of Ingleborough, close to Gaping Gill.

The animal was successfully released from the open pothole about 3pm.

The team was then called at 3.30pm to help a walker who had collapsed after aggravating an existing back injury while on a route near New Laithe Barn, between Malham and Janet’s Foss.

The 37-year-old woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and stretchered a short distance to an air ambulance.

CRO team members later helped transfer the woman from the helicopter to an ambulance which took her to hospital for treatment.

And late in the evening the team was alerted to a walker reported missing on Ingleborough, but he turned up safe within a few minutes at Austwick, after making his own way down off the hill.

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