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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2013, 11:42:59 am »
Brilliant!

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 07:40:33 am »
Just occurred to me.  Is there a cave rescue team in Cornwall?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2013, 05:45:20 pm »
Just occurred to me.  Is there a cave rescue team in Cornwall?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2013, 06:09:32 pm »
Just occurred to me.  Is there a cave rescue team in Cornwall?

http://www.caverescue.org.uk/

Second entry under cave rescue team contacts.
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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2013, 08:30:27 am »
Just occurred to me.  Is there a cave rescue team in Cornwall?

http://www.caverescue.org.uk/

Second entry under cave rescue team contacts.

Many thanks.  They appear to be Moorland Rescue rather than Cave Rescue, nevertheless, better than nothing.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2013, 01:17:28 pm »
I'm not sure there's a designated mine (or cave) rescue team currently operating in Cornwall.  The last I heard there was a dispute with other emergency services as to who was responsible.  I don't think it's been resolved but someone else may be able to enlighten you.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2013, 02:08:48 am »
Yup rescue team all sorted

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2013, 10:54:42 am »
Excellent.  Can they do rescues from a flooded sea cave?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2013, 01:12:06 am »
are you planning on getting stuck in a flooded sea cave? :-\

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2013, 08:42:23 am »
We should be so lucky  :coffee:
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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2013, 01:18:32 pm »
are you planning on getting stuck in a flooded sea cave? :-\

No but, yes but.  Apart from a couple of limestone caves, all the caves in Cornwall are sea caves.  I had a look at the Carbis Bay website, but there was nothing about cave or mine rescue callout procedure.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2013, 02:23:50 pm »
I shall be sure to add something, although i'm sure I had somewhere, but standard procedure I would have thought of dial 999, as for sea caves the coastguard and RNLI are the people who would be called for that

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2013, 07:07:31 pm »
I agree.  This is the Cave Rescue entry so far:


CAVE RESCUE

As far as I know, there is no cave rescue organisation in Cornwall.  All I can advise is to pay attention to the paragraph on Safety, above.  Otherwise, dial 999 and ask for which emergency service you think is appropriate:  Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance or Coast Guards according to the emergency.

Stop press! There is a Cornwall Search and Rescue Team.  They appear to be more of a Moorland Rescue Team, rather than a Cave Rescue Team.  To call them, dial 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue.


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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2013, 01:43:24 am »
The feel free to edit, CSRT also have a Mine Rescue team and are a BCRC team also, although the data on the BCRC site is out of date, no point calling it a cave rescue team for an county(country to some) with no real caves

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2013, 05:11:21 pm »
Real Cave   :o  What about Boatyard Cave and the Empacombe Caves   ;D

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2013, 09:06:40 pm »
Are you intending spending some time in a flooded sea cave then? who would like to come a get you? if you do it in the summer David Hasselhoff might come a get you... that would nice  wouldn't it

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2013, 09:33:40 pm »
Tony - maybe you should take a trip down all the caves you have listed in your new 'book' and photograph them and also map them.... Might be a nice little project for you

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2013, 09:53:55 pm »
The Cornish search and Rescue mine rescue team would only be to pleased to help you, never taken an electric scooter in or out of a mine, Ooops cave before.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2013, 01:03:29 pm »
Tony - maybe you should take a trip down all the caves you have listed in your new 'book' and photograph them and also map them.... Might be a nice little project for you

This is being done.  Found 14 caves in Holywell Bay, some with flowstone.  Will spend the Winter doing desk reseach, back in the field in the Spring when the weather is better.

Caves of Cornwall is now 38 pages long.  Email me if you want a copy as an attachment.  Surprisingly it is free  :o


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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2013, 01:04:45 pm »
The Cornish search and Rescue mine rescue team would only be to pleased to help you, never taken an electric scooter in or out of a mine, Ooops cave before.

Do you have any contact details?  Telephone number or snail mail address?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2014, 02:57:40 pm »

I was talking to the owner of a mining list and I happened to mention that I was compiling a “Caves of Cornwall”.  He replied “How long is it, half an A4 page?”  I was able to inform him that it was now 58 pages long and that did not include the photos or the videos.

If you have contributed, ask for a complimentary DVD, otherwise I can supply the DVD for £3.00 to cover postage etc.


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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2014, 09:05:55 am »
Cornwall have a search and rescue team who understandably are extremmely proficient in SRT and do have an underground capability, there is a contingency i believe that should there be a large scale underground incident they can call on Devon CRO. We did some training with a couple of them last year ruth and alan they were really nice and had a fantastic knowledge of underground rescue techniques. So long and short you should be fairly safe
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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2014, 01:52:20 pm »
Cornwall have a search and rescue team who understandably are extremmely proficient in SRT and do have an underground capability, there is a contingency i believe that should there be a large scale underground incident they can call on Devon CRO. We did some training with a couple of them last year ruth and alan they were really nice and had a fantastic knowledge of underground rescue techniques. So long and short you should be fairly safe

Do you have any contact details?  Telephone number or snail mail address?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2014, 06:55:26 pm »
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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2014, 01:03:10 pm »
The Treorchy Underground Research & Drinking Section are making another expedition to Cornwall from Sunday 18 May to Friday 23 May.  We will be camping at the The Headland Caravan Park, Atlantic Road, Tintagel PL34 0DE.  All welcome.