On 14 December 2019, a cave visitor in his middle thirties sustained severe injuries in Ferenc-hegyi Cave. Twenty-seven members of the Hungarian Cave Rescue Service went out to the location and took part in the rescue operation.
After our medical team assessed and provided treatment for the patient on the spot, we managed to bring him into proper condition for transport. We placed him into a drag stretcher designed for special rescue purposes and carried him to the surface. This part of the rescue operation took five hours. Then we handed the injured person into the care of the Hungarian National Ambulance after midnight.
... We are shortly before Christmas, there are many caving tours (cave walks or adventure caving tours open for public) in the caves around Budapest. Our researchers and cavers also descend into caves like the Solymári Ördöglyuk (Devil's Hole at Solymár), the Mátyás-hegyi Cave, the Szemlő-hegyi Cave and the Ferenc-hegyi Cave.
Early in the evening we got an alert that a 32-year-old woman had suffered knee injury at 6:40 p.m. in the Theater Hall of the Mátyás-hegyi Cave, about 300 meters from the entrance, at a depth of 30 meters.
Twenty-six rescuers of the Hungarian Cave Rescue Service immediately went to the location where we provided medical treatment for the injured woman.
After the medical treatment, we placed her into a stretcher designed for special rescue purposes and carried her to the surface within one hour, then we handed her into the care of the National Ambulance Service.
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.
"According to our records, the expected amount of income tax offered to your organization in the year 2019 is totaling the amount of: 1,991,161 HUF."
This year, we were excitedly awaiting the September announcement to reveal the result of the personal income tax 1% offerings, which can be offered annually by individuals to NGOs, which is one of the mayor sources of funding of our association.
From this we can provide the equipment needed for the rescue, the spring-autumn trainings and the mid-year small exercises which also require resources, without which “the machine would not be able to run smoothly” when the emergency phone call comes in and you we have to go!