Major rescue ongoing in Wales

A rescue operation is under way after a man fell and was injured while caving in the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave system near Penwyllt, Powys, on Saturday (6th of November).

The system is Britain’s third longest, second longest in Wales (about 61 km) and one of the deepest in the UK – about 275 m at its deepest point.

Part of the interior with a terraced cascade and three standing and climbing cave explorers wearing safety equipment. Source: Wikipedia

This incident is ongoing and involves cave rescuers from teams across the UK: Gloucester Cave Rescue Group, Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation, Derbyshire Cave Rescue Organisation, Mendip Cave Rescue, South East Cave Rescue Organisation, Cave Rescue Organisation, and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.

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