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Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« on: November 08, 2021, 07:44:56 am »
There's a major cave rescue incident involving an injured in OFD:



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59203695
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2021, 07:50:52 am »
It's been ongoing for a couple of days now and sounds like quite a complex operation. Best of luck to all the teams involved, and wishing the casualty a swift recovery!

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 08:52:27 am »
I hope this ends well. Good luck to all involved.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2021, 09:04:45 am »
Wow, that's a big rescue from OFD. Anyone know whereabouts in the system the unfortunate caver fell?

Well done to all the rescue people involved!
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2021, 10:40:23 am »

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2021, 11:36:50 am »
Mail joins in with a couple of actual photos:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10177259/amp/Major-rescue-launched-save-trapped-caver-stuck-two-days.html

Main BBC report has also been updated to say they are heading for top entrance.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2021, 11:51:10 am »
Mail joins in with a couple of actual photos:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10177259/amp/Major-rescue-launched-save-trapped-caver-stuck-two-days.html

Main BBC report has also been updated to say they are heading for top entrance.

And the predictable comments have started too. One even compares cavers to Insulate Britain FFS.  :furious:

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2021, 11:53:44 am »
Do they need any extra helpers?

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2021, 12:19:38 pm »
Do they need any extra helpers?


I don't think so. CRO asked the cavers' list for availability, and they got more Yes's than they needed.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2021, 12:20:56 pm »
And the predictable comments have started too. One even compares cavers to Insulate Britain FFS.  :furious:
Better than some previous comparisons. I wouldn't bother with the comments...

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2021, 12:33:52 pm »
I'm almost tempted to register for Mail Online, against my better judgement, just to give them some shit.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2021, 12:35:06 pm »
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Do they need any extra helpers?
Not at the moment! I spoke to them this morning to check as we had additional cavers from DCRO available.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2021, 12:54:30 pm »
Just caught the last part of an interview by Adrian Childs with Bill Whitehouse BCRC on the lunchtime news.  The bit I heard came across well.

CRO asked the list for volunteers to attend S Wales at 06.00 this morning.  This was last night and they very soon had the numbers they required and withdrew the request.

I imagine rotation of teams was a major consideration.  Hope all ends well.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2021, 06:41:17 pm »
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2021, 07:46:42 pm »
BBC 19:40
Quote from: BBC 19:40
Rescue expected "within minutes"
The man trapped in the cave system is expected to be freed imminently.
The BBC's Rhys Williams, on the scene, said it was expecting he would be rescued "within minutes".
« Last Edit: November 08, 2021, 07:59:59 pm by martinr »

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2021, 08:08:13 pm »
Quote from: BBC
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BreakingCaver trapped underground is freed

The man trapped underground in a Brecon Beacons cave has been freed.

He become stuck in the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu network after injuring himself on Saturday.

It is expected he will now be taken to Swansea's Morriston Hospital by ambulance.

The caver, in his 40s, is said to have multiple injuries but they are not thought to be life threatening.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2021, 08:11:06 pm »
Hope he makes a good recovery, what an excellent effort all round.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2021, 08:43:24 pm »
Well done everyone on a successful rescue, really nice to see the community coming together.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2021, 09:04:18 pm »
Amazing work to everyone involved. Glad he got out at last :D

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2021, 10:43:27 pm »
Well done everyone involved.  Big operation with little, by the sounds of it, fuss.  :clap2:

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2021, 10:58:31 pm »
Well done everyone involved.  Big operation with little, by the sounds of it, fuss.  :clap2:

You can include the casualty in that! Amazing resilience over such a long period, especially considering his injuries.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2021, 07:54:19 am »
It's also nice to see over 300 volunteers from 10 rescue teams from different parts of the country working together really well for a very successful outcome.
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2021, 06:05:05 pm »
The travel editor has been in touch. I've been asked to do a feature on the SWCC hut at Penwyllt as a romantic destination for (broke) couples. I hope no one will have a problem with that.

I mean, that pretty much describes most of my visits? (specifically the 'broke' part) :)

I only went in the cave on Sat and Sun (had to run away home on Mon) but it was definitely the accidental social event of the year - saw so many faces underground, waiting to go underground, or just emerged from underground all helping do what needed to be done. One of caving's finest moments. Out of curiosity, I've heard this described as the longest rescue in Wales - have there been any longer rescues in the UK or is this the longest?

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2021, 06:12:49 pm »
I only went in the cave on Sat and Sun (had to run away home on Mon) but it was definitely the accidental social event of the year - saw so many faces underground, waiting to go underground, or just emerged from underground all helping do what needed to be done. One of caving's finest moments. Out of curiosity, I've heard this described as the longest rescue in Wales - have there been any longer rescues in the UK or is this the longest?
I suspect, without checking, Mossdale and the Neil Moss rescue in Peak Cavern. Both long and without a happy result, even recovery of their bodies.
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2021, 06:31:44 pm »
it was definitely the accidental social event of the year - saw so many faces underground, waiting to go underground, or just emerged from underground

Absolutely agree! While the atmosphere was certainly serious at times, there was also plenty of opportunity for some more light hearted socialising with friends from all over the country, particularly as the rescue neared its successful conclusion.

 

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