On Thursday afternoon, July 26th, 2018, a paraglider “A level” pilot flew in Óbuda. An airlift found along the slope began to slam the ears of his parachute over his head - he lost considerable height while solving the problem. Before his dome had been stabilized, he got stuck in the trees near the panoramic road on the side of Hármashatár-hegy Hill, a few hundred meters from the Óbuda landing area.
After a successful self-rescue and an unsuccessful attempt to recover his dome, the pilot asked a cave rescue colleague, our friend to help remove the parachute he had left there for the night.
At the starting points of the area, everyone tried to fly in difficult and often challenging weather conditions, thus for each take-off and every 10 minutes they flew, the pilots had to work hard all day. At 17:10, due to conditions that suddenly became unfavorable, a pilot fell into the trees near the take-off area immediately after departure.
The companions of the unfortunate pilot immediately and directly notified the Hungarian Cave Rescue Service based on the alert list found on www.caverescue.hu. After the departure of the cave rescue team, around 17:20, another 30-year-old woman pilot was forced to land among the trees due to an unexpected downstream.
On July 14, 2018, at around 12:20, a paraglider got into trouble shortly after taking off from the start point at Vértesszőlős. In the windy weather, an unexpectedly strong current blew him away the pilot landed on top of a tree in the forest below. He had no injuries and was able to notify the competent authority of the Free Flyers Association. At 12:28, the Free Flyers Association asked the Hungarian Cave Rescue Service (BMSZ) to help rescue the pilot and the paraglide.
BMSZ arrived at the border of Vértesszőlős at 15:40 on the landing meadow used by paragliding athletes with two cave rescuers, an off-road vehicle, mountaineering equipment, pruners and telescopic handles, and began searching for the pilot.Following the guidance of the nearby paragliders we found the pilot at 16:10 after about a 2 km hike.
On 23 June 2018, 13 visitors disappeared in the Tham Luang Nang Non Cave in the Dai Nang Non region in the northern border zone of Thailand. The missing people are young between the ages of 11 and 25, a local youth football team and their coach.
The total length of the cave is about 10 km, it has several entrances. The cave is a complex, active karst cave with a creek, a part of which intended for tourists was equipped with sidewalks, stairs and railings.
The entrances were not closed, but information and danger signs were displayed. The main danger of the cave is that, unlike other karst areas, the possible floods here do not last for hours or days, but the flooding can persist throughout the rainy season. Getting the missing football team out of the cave was also prevented by the fact that some of the passages used to go inwards were submerged due to the heavy rains, making it impossible for the team to get out due to a lack of quailification and equipments
On October 4, 2017, at 16:45, the Hungarian Cave Rescue Service received an alert that a young man had suffered a knee injury in the Mátyás-hegyi cave (part of the Pál-völgyi cave system) in Budapest - the same cave where an accident had also occurred five days ago.
We immediately issued the alarm and then began marching to the scene with medical and rescue equipment.
The site of the accident is one of the very narrow passages of the cave, the so-called "Sandwich" squeeze.
Here, a member of a hiking group, David S. (a 22-year-old American citizen) sprained his knee while he crawled on all fours through the narrowest section. His injury was very painful, so he was unable to continue the tour.
On the evening of September 29, 2017, a group of cavers hiked in the Mátyás-hegyi Cave, which is part of the longest cave in the country, the Pálvölgyi Cave System in Budapest. Nearly half an hour's way from the entrance, (about 500 meters), in the middle section of the deep zone, between Nagytravi and Opera-Nagytravi they climbed down a narrow chimney, where they secured each other during the climb so that no one could fall.
At the end of the chimney, at about one and half meter from the bottom, a young lady was clinging to an upper catch and suffered a shoulder strain.
The tour guide - who is a trained cave tour and research leader - took action to alert the cave rescue service.