Assist South Wales Cave Rescue Team

7th Nov 2021

Attendees: 11

Duration : 34hrs 0min

Total Attendance Time : 374hr 0 mins

The following is from a BBC news report. At 14:10 on Saturday 6th November South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team were called out to assist a male caver who sustained incapacitating injuries following a fall in the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave system in the Swansea Valley. The nature of the injuries and location deep underground has resulted in the longest stretcher carry in British cave rescue history. Over 300 volunteers from 10 rescue teams across the UK, working with the emergency services, have spent 54 hours manoeuvring the injured caver through technically challenging terrain towards the surface. At 19:45 on Monday 8th November the casualty finally exited the 62km system and was assessed by Cave Rescue Doctors and the HART team before being transferred to hospital for further treatment.