The incident happened in Kingsdale in the West of the Yorkshire Dales national park

The incident happened in Kingsdale in the West of the Yorkshire Dales national park

A man has died in an underground accident in a cave in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 50-year-old caver from Lancaster was caught in a rockfall in Bull Pot in Kingsdale yesterday.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at 6.35pm on Thursday. A team spokesperson said a large rockfall occurred near the top of the fifth pitch in the cave, which lies on the eastern slopes of Gragareth.

The spokesperson said: “During an eight-hour operation CRO teams employed a variety of rock removal techniques to extract him before bringing his body up to the surface. From there he was stretchered down to rendezvous with police at the roadside in Kingsdale.”

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