FOURTEEN-year-old Joseph Lister died during a school caving trip in the Yorkshire Dales.

The teenager was with a party of ten other youngsters being introduced to caving in Manchester Hole, Nidderdale.

It is understood the group left the cave when the water level began to rise.

The alarm was raised when it was discovered Joseph was still inside.

Members of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue team entered the cave and Joseph was found about 250m from the entrance and about 75m below the main chamber.

He was brought to the surface at about 5.35pm and taken to Harrogate General Hospital suffering from acute hypothermia.

He died at about 10pm that night, with his parents at his bedside.

Experienced cavers say Manchester Hole is relatively straightforward. It leads into the more complex and demanding Goyden Pot.

The two caves are connected and Manchester Hole has a downstream entrance.