Teenage Girl Rescued from Peak District’s Bagshawe Cavern

February 28, 2012 / England, United Kingdom, Europe
The UK's Peak District

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The Peak District‘s Cave Rescue Organisation Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation was called to Bagshawe Cavern on Sunday to rescue a 14-year-old girl.

The girl, part of a larger group exploring the cave which lies a short distance east of the village of Bradwell, injured her back after she slipped on a wet rock and fell.

The group called Derbyshire Police around 4:45 pm who requested help from the Cave Rescue Organisation Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation to extract the girl.

Around 7:00 pm, the girl made it out of the cave, and was transferred into an ambulance that transported her to hospital.

Bagshawe Cavern was a lead mine until 1806, when workers broke into an extensive natural cave system. It is now open to any “competent, experienced and suitably equipped cavers” who pay a small fee.

Girl rescued from cave [Derbyshire Times]

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  1. February 29, 2012 at 3:11 am

    It wasn’t actually the Cave Rescue Organisation who carried out the rescue as they look after the Yorkshire Dales area for both Cave and Fell Rescue. It was the Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation who are active in the Peak District and surrounding counties.

    • Caving News
      February 29, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Thanks for the clarification Paul.


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