Caving: Eastwater Cavern (21-Oct-2021)

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Caving: Eastwater Cavern (21-Oct-2021)

  • Eastwater Cavern

  • 00:30 hours
  • 2,316:30 cumulative hours

Mendip Cave Rescue were called by Avon and Somerset Police via SARCALL at 00:49 on 21st October 2021, concerning an overdue party visiting Eastwater Cavern in Priddy. A mixed group of 5 cavers were trapped beyond the entrance boulder ruckle due to rising floodwater. Mendip Cave Rescue worked alongside Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and the police for this incident. The fire service used pumping equipment to lower the water levels, whilst the water levels were also naturally dropping due to improvements in the weather. This allowed a group of 4 from Mendip Cave Rescue to enter the cave, locate the trapped party and escort them out of the cave. They were unharmed and were taken back to the Wessex Cave Club HQ at Upper Pitts to change and warm-up (thanks to the Wessex for their hospitality). The incident was closed at 04:28 and was attended by 7 MCR members in total.

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Recent Last 4 weeks

6 nr
27 mi
03:49:01
2,376 ft
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Year-to-date

167 nr
1,140 mi
144:42:57
49,187 ft
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309 mi
38:03:03
30,976 ft
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1,396 nr
9,788 mi
1351:59:21
762,966 ft
880 nr
5,477 mi
467:37:27
412,617 ft
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44 mi
31:30:21

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