Mendip Cave Rescue
This year the MCR was 80 years old, and to celebrate we had a party in Priddy Village Hall. We also had some mugs made, featuring a design from Mark 'Gonzo' Lumley and printed in either a red or blue colour. The mugs are currently available from any MCR warden, and are priced at £4 each.
On Sunday 20th November, Mendip Cave Rescue received a report from the police at 18:37 that a male caver had sustained ankle injuries in Swildons Hole, Priddy and was unable to exit the cave. A group of MCR wardens collected some first aid and hauling equipment from the MCR store and made their way to the entrance, and located the casualty just below the '20', a short ladder pitch in the entrance series of the cave. First aid was administered, and the casualty was assisted out of the cave and across the fields to his waiting transport. After a successful rescue, the wardens were stood down at 21:28 and returned all the equipment to the MCR store.
Mendip Cave Rescue wardens rely on other cavers to volunteer and assist during rescues and other incidents. As such, we maintain a call-out list of those cavers who are happy to help out when required. If you would like to be included on this list, please either download and fill in the MCR Contact Details form or the complete the on-line form below.
MCR Call Out List