Successful Cave Rescue at Goatchurch Cavern in England

March 18, 2011
Entrance of Goatchurch Cavern

Entrance of Goatchurch Cavern

An 18 year old teenager was rescued yesterday after falling a short distance and dislocating her knee (Ouch!) during her first caving trip. She was part of a group visiting Goatchurch Cavern in the Mendip Hills area of Somerset, England, a popular location for first timers.

Paramedics, firefighters and a cave rescue team were called in and 3 hours later she was rescued and taken to hospital. A great job by everyone involved.

Hopefully this experience won’t ruin caving for her in the future.

Teen trapped in cave for three hours [Weston & Somerset Mercury]

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