The search took place on Ewes Top Moss on the ridge leading to Whernside in the distance. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The search took place on Ewes Top Moss on the ridge leading to Whernside in the distance. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Rescuers searching for a missing caver in the Yorkshire Dales have found the body of a man.

The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called out at 9am on Friday when North Yorkshire Police requested the team’s help.

Team members were asked to search for the 68-year-old on the moorland and in sinkholes and potholes on Scales Moor, north of Ingleton.

A team spokesperson said: “A team member entering Ewes Top Moss Pot discovered the body of a caver.

“After notifying the police and receiving direction from them, team members recovered the caver’s body from the pothole, and then conveyed him by stretcher down to Scar End Farm for transfer to a private ambulance.”

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