Man Trapped in Brecon Beacons Cave for Two Days Rescued by Volunteer Crew

A man who became trapped in a caving system in the Brecon Beacons in south Wales for two days was rescued by a team of over 300 volunteers on Monday, November 8.

Photographs posted by the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT) show a man being carried out of the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave on a stretcher.

SMWCRT said the man “sustained incapacitating injuries following a fall.”

“Over 300 volunteers from 10 rescue teams across the UK, working with the emergency services, have spent 54 hours maneuvering the injured caver through technically challenging terrain towards the surface.”

At 7.45 pm on Monday the trapped caver was stretchered out the 62km system and assessed by doctors on site before being transferred to hospital for further treatment, SMWCRT said.

According to a report by BBC Wales, this was the longest cave rescue to have taken place in Wales. The report also said that some of the cave rescuers had also been involved in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach in northern Thailand in 2018. Credit: South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team via Storyful

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