Following on from the enjoyable quiz last year, Mendip Cave Rescue will be running another Cavers Quiz Night at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy on Saturday 20th January 2024, starting at 19:30. All questions will be (vaguely) caving related, and entries are welcomed from teams of up to six people per team, with a cost of £2 per team member. Any proceeds from the evening will go to MCR.
MCR Quiz Night, 20th January 2024 at the Hunters Lodge Inn
At 21:14 on Saturday 9th December 2023, Mendip Cave Rescue were informed that an experienced mine explorer had suffered a fall in Brownes Folly Mine, Monkton Farleigh at about 20:30. Following this fall the casualty had a leg injury and was unable to bear any weight on the injured leg. A couple of Mendip Cave Rescue members were already at the Mine, and were joined by a couple of experienced MCR members and several South West Ambulance Service HART team members, who were escorted to the casualty where he was assessed and given pain relief. The casualty was placed in a stretcher and assisted to the surface, placed in a wheeled stretcher and escorted to an ambulance where he was handed over to SWAS team members. The incident was closed at 01:30 with the casualty safely in an ambulance and MCR team members were then stood down.
At 10:30 on Saturday 3rd December 2022, an experienced male caver slipped in Goatchurch Cavern, dislocating his shoulder. Mendip Cave Rescue members were already at Goatchurch Cavern, setting up for a training session. The training session was quickly cancelled, and the casualty was assessed, given pain relief and assisted to the surface and down to the car park where he was handed over to colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service. The incident was closed at 11:34 with the casualty safely on the surface and was attended by 25 MCR team members in total.
Mendip Cave Rescue held a rescue practice for the Stone Mine members in Swan Mine on Saturday 5th March 2022. This was a practice aimed more at the stone mines area, concentrating on the command & control and communication aspects of a search of a stone mine for a missing person. Two underground search teams entered the mine and were tasked with searching different areas of the mine, and reporting any casualties found to an underground control point. Communications between this underground control point and the surface were established, using both Cave Link for text messages and Heyphones for voice, along with the "micro Heyphone" kindly loaned to us by Ian Cooper from Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation. All simulated casualties were found and information about these casualties was successfully communicated back to the surface control point.
Page 1 of 2