The Cave Rescue Organisation had just hosted a national conference when the callout came

The Cave Rescue Organisation had just hosted a national conference when the callout came

A caver was treated for hypothermia after being rescued from a Yorkshire Dales system.

The 45-year-old was on a through trip from Old Ing Cave to Dismal Hill Cave near Horton in Ribblesdale today, Sunday.

He got into serious difficulties in deep water in the canal beyond Swift Falls Chamber, according to rescuers.

A caving companion pulled him from the water and alerted the CRO about 4.15pm.

He was brought up to the surface using a specialised frame placed above the entrance, and then treated by CRO doctors for hypothermia before being taken down in a team vehicle to Horton in Ribblesdale from where an ambulance took him to hospital.

The CRO had just hosted a weekend-long national conference of the British Cave Rescue Council.

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