Abersoch coastguard FB with some details and a report by members of the affected party, quoted below
There are many old mine workings on the coast of Pen Llŷn but please do not be tempted to explore these extremely dangerous sites. Here’s a thank you message and a salutary warning of what can happen when things go badly wrong.
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Today we woke extremely grateful to all 6 emergency services that came to our rescue on a day of exploration that quickly turned in to a nightmare.
The reason for this post is to raise awareness of the dangers, show our immense gratitude and to help raise funds for these vital, and mostly voluntary services.
Yesterday, a fairly large group of us were at Porth Ysgo, enjoying the beach scenery & it’s picturesque waterfall.
Some of our party had previously explored a cave in the mountain side and they wanted to share their experiences with us.
Unfortunately, this led to a 19 yr old girl in our group, falling in to an old mine.
She was trapped in total for 3 long hours, another member of our party constantly reassured her that help was on its way, although initially she wasn’t responding, once her voice could be heard he kept her talking until the emergency services arrived.
Access was extremely difficult, meaning the various emergency services struggled to reach her.
The fact the space inside the cave was so tight, meant they couldn’t set up their safety equipment, despite using two different entry points to the cave.
Fortunately, the cave rescue team discovered another point of access further down the mountain, which meant they could reach her, use their vital equipment to assess her condition and bring her out to safety. She was then taken by air ambulance to Bangor hospital.
The incredible emergency services included two coastguard teams, ground and air, mountain rescue, cave rescue, air ambulance and the ground paramedics & critical care consultant to whom we express our sincere gratitude and we will be donating to each charitable cause.
Thankfully, the outcome is she has a broken arm & although she is badly battered and bruised, she will be ok. She has gone back to the hospital today for further x-rays on her hip.
Please use extreme caution when out exploring, we are, as a rule, a relatively cautious group, so it just shows that these freak accidents can happen to anyone and you never know if you, yourself, may need these amazing people to come to your aid.
Just to add the ‘What 3 Words’ app helped the emergency services find our exact location.
Stay safe everyone and donate if you can…..