On 15 October 2019 a team consisting of youth – family and friends – have been searching for their missing relative on Ezust – hill, above Budakalasz Sadove vineyards. A member of the Hungarian Cave Rescue Association (BMSZ) was apparently having a run in the forest when he came across the team. They asked for help in the research for their missing relative.
As we learned, the young man covertly informed his relatives in a timed e-mail message that he is going to the area with suicidal ideation. Ha has left his home the previous day. In order to support the research, we collected information from the family, including a video film. Our rescuer has recognized the location where the video started, which was just nearby.
Following the video, they shortly got to the place shown in the end of the record, where they found the dead body of the young man. The body temperature and stiffness have indicated that they were significantly late. As the video has been recorded a month earlier it is suspected that it was a premediated act.
We would like to express our condolences to the relatives.
The son of the paraglider in trouble provided the following information from the ground: the paraglider is stuck about 6-8 meters high, has no injuries, is hanging approximately 2 m far from the trunk of a thicker tree, but unable to reach it. They could not provide their GPS coordinates.
In the meantime, we sent a longer ladder to the location.
We still could not get the GPS coordinates of the victim, but we received the phone number of the person who was there, which we shared with the cave rescuers who were on their ways.
In the forest we used a ute to get to the paraglider. We got to the troubled person before 5 pm and upon finishing the rescue process we lowered the paraglider safe to the ground, before 6 pm.
Our man could get out of his paraglider without injury and climb out among the tree branches. He was close to 30 meter high on the beech tree, and he recognised that the lowest branch of the tree is about 15 meters high from the land, so he wisely decided not to try to climb down the tree.
He was able to send accurate coordinates by SMS, and the location can be reached about the Two Bükkfa Saddles away 1 km from by car and about 400 m by SUV.
Arriving at the place, it turned out that this incident was about 50 meters from the place from which a parachute was successfully lowered in July.
On the evening of 22th September 22, we were alarmed that a young girl named Kinga had become incapable of walking on the steep slope close to the Ajándék Cave (Gift Cave) near Kesztölc, Pilis. Her partner, Daniel called the 112 emergency number and through this the Cave Rescue. After contacting Daniel, we known that was no any injury, only poor experience in trekking in difficult terrain and wearing inappropriate shoes. Based on this, we decided that there is no need for stretcher transportation. Equipped with rope, hot tea, a good size boot, a sandwich, plus a helmet, our rescue team launched. We learned from Daniel that the fire department was already looking for them, but a distant siren is heard only. We asked them not to move away from them venue and to warm each other as much as possible. Fortunately, it was dry weather, about 15-16 degrees.
Daniel was able to give their GPS coordinates, which revealed that their location was near the Gift Cave on the Csévi cliffs, about halfway between the top and bottom of the steep hillside. From Klastrompuszta we set off on foot in the direction of the coordinates and soon met one of the fire trucks parked under the Legény Cave.
On 20th July 2019, a parachuter alerted the Cave Rescue trapped in a tree. We kept in touch with him by phone. He said he was somewhere near Kesztölc about 20 meters high, and he could not come down on his own.
Two member of Cave Rescue live closest to the scene departed first by car and then put the necessary equipment in their backpacks and hiked to the sufferring one.
The paraglider was able to send GPS coordinates, so it was relatively easy to find. Without the coordinated the search would have been significantly more difficult. Arriving at the scene, it turned out that it is in a rather unfortunate place, surrounded by rotten trees. Reaching him requires serious rope technology solutions.
In the meantime, it is completely dark. In these case our high-performance caveman headlamps are always useful.
On Monday evening, July 8, there was an accident in Hárskút Cave.During one of the tours of the ongoing research camp, one of our caver friend lost his step under his feet while climbing, suffered a shoulder injury below the surface at a depth of about 40 meters and a good 200 meters away from the entrance.
His hiking companions immediately notified the Bakonyi Cave Rescue Service, who arrived at the scene with 17 cave rescuers and experienced cavers.
The injured caveman was found in a satisfactory condition with good and stable vital parameters, but they also determined that the narrow passages of the new parts of the cave could cause difficulties in getting to the surface.