Cave Rescue Sparks Prince’s Trust Safety Review
The review will focus on why two experienced instructors led a group of teenagers underground with heavy rain forecast, which led to a rescue after the cave began to flood.
Although the rescue was successful, the Clapham based Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) criticized the actions of the leaders for going ahead with the trip.
“The health and safety of our young people is paramount in all of our programmes and we work with trained professionals to run our outdoor activities. We are pleased that all of the young people returned safe and well but we are reviewing this situation to ensure every aspect of the planning and delivery of the programme meets with the very high standards we demand.” – A spokesman for the Prince’s Trust
The youth had taking part in a development course for unemployed young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years old run by the organization Groundwork on behalf of the Prince’s Trust.