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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2021, 07:22:00 pm »
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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?

My understanding is that it is the longest (time) continuous removal / movement of a casualty.

Yes there have been longer, where for example, waiting for water to go down.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life waiting for us.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2021, 08:36:16 pm »
I see the Beeb have a reasonably good article now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59219380

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2021, 09:20:45 pm »
Slightly let down by mistakes in the last few paragraphs, but otherwise a pretty reasonable article.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2021, 09:32:11 pm »
I like that more photos are being released of underground.

Does anyone know who the photographer was?
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2021, 09:57:48 pm »
Does anyone know who the photographer was?

Tarquin took most, if not all of the underground pictures.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2021, 10:43:33 pm »
Fantastic effort and outcome by all involved.

Mail Online now is just unnecessary.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2021, 10:57:56 pm »
Does anyone know who the photographer was?

Tarquin took most, if not all of the underground pictures.

I should have known   :clap2: :clap2:  they are good  ;D
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2021, 11:59:09 pm »
BCRC now puts it at 275 people. What a turnout!  :clap2:

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2021, 07:08:12 am »
Does anyone know who the photographer was?

Tarquin took most, if not all of the underground pictures.

The three that I have seen were (I think) taken by JC.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2021, 08:02:10 am »
An excellent summary of the rescue on the BBC site:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59219380
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2021, 08:27:17 am »
The media-specific criticism is split into another topic.
Please keep the discussion in this Topic centred on the Rescue itself.


New Topic at https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=28807.0 for discussion of the media reporting.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2021, 08:40:18 am by paul »
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2021, 09:42:45 am »
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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?

My understanding is that it is the longest (time) continuous removal / movement of a casualty.

Yes there have been longer, where for example, waiting for water to go down.

The great Aggie rescue 40 years ago took a very long time. The casualty had a compound fracture sustained when a boulder fell on his leg at the bottom end of SSP. I remember being put on stand by in Chard then eventually being summoned and having to ask a local GP to cover me as I was on call for the practice - that was when GP's did whole weekends on call. There were at least three if not 4 doctors on that rescue.  I didn't think I would do SSP ever again - then they went and found a dry way into Maytime! We were asked not to talk to the press at that time - I can remember Readers Digest wanting to do a feature on it but nothing happened which is why it is not well known.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2021, 10:45:24 am »
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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2021, 11:01:20 am »
Well done Maxine, both on being part of the rescue and on your considered comments to the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59223829

"I initially went into the cave at 6am on Sunday morning for a 13-hour shift, carrying in rescue kit, then I moved on to the stretcher and then onto communications with the surface in order to give them updates as to how the casualty was doing and how the team was progressing - so quite busy really," she said.

"I had moments when I was able to hold his hand, talk to him and it was quite special to feel him squeeze my hand and know that he knew we were there for him"

'so quite busy really'
- beautifully understated  :)

Well done to the whole caving community, the rescuers and the helpers. Get well soon George  :thumbsup:


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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2021, 11:13:54 am »
Well done Maxine, both on being part of the rescue and on your considered comments to the BBC

Yes caught that on the radio on the way to work this morning. Nicely put.  :)

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2021, 01:02:18 pm »
Cavers are a funny lot, so divided on certain issues, yet when it matters most we come together as one.
Can only say like everyone, well done to those involved and for a successful result.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2021, 01:11:32 pm »
Well done Maxine, both on being part of the rescue and on your considered comments to the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59223829

"I initially went into the cave at 6am on Sunday morning for a 13-hour shift, carrying in rescue kit, then I moved on to the stretcher and then onto communications with the surface in order to give them updates as to how the casualty was doing and how the team was progressing - so quite busy really," she said.

"I had moments when I was able to hold his hand, talk to him and it was quite special to feel him squeeze my hand and know that he knew we were there for him"

'so quite busy really'
- beautifully understated  :)

Well done to the whole caving community, the rescuers and the helpers. Get well soon George  :thumbsup:
Thanks Pegasus.

I went to work early today to try and catch up, but took a phone from Martin (Chair of MCR) asking if I could do a radio interview for BBC Bristol.

It’s snowballed from there into two interviews to camera too.

I did my best to show how amazing cavers are and I’ve been told they were using the team work angle on their reports.

So many people turned out to help and it’s really pleasing to be part of an amazing community of people!

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2021, 01:47:41 pm »
You did great Maxine!

Well done Maxine, both on being part of the rescue and on your considered comments to the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59223829


Apologies to Chunky for having his name associated with one of my poor snaps in that report!  :lol:

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2021, 02:42:46 pm »
You did great Maxine!

Well done Maxine, both on being part of the rescue and on your considered comments to the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59223829


Chunky can only aspire to be as good at cave photography as you, Huge! You had the benefit of five very photogenic subjects.

Apologies to Chunky for having his name associated with one of my poor snaps in that report!  :lol:

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2021, 08:48:21 pm »
Maxine, heard you on the 6pm BBC Radio 4 News, a very nicely judged commentary.

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2021, 11:15:55 pm »
Chunky can only aspire to be as good at cave photography as you, Huge! You had the benefit of five very photogenic subjects.

Yeah, whatever!!  :lol:

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2021, 06:17:05 pm »
BBC report says.
Mr Linnane is being treated at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, having broken a tibia, fibula, jaw, and suffered chest injuries.  :'(

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2021, 08:56:05 am »

So many people turned out to help and it’s really pleasing to be part of an amazing community of people!

This was my abiding impression.

Maxine, I was with you on the Sunday shift (Meander suit, cas carer).

Great job with the BBC.   :clap2:

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Re: Large Rescue Call out to OFD
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2021, 10:20:57 am »
I'm also still amazed by the huge number of happy and willing cavers who came from all over the country to help, whether they knew George, or not.

Everyone just mucked in without complaint or argument. It was a pleasure to work with such a bunch of people.

Rhys

 

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