Mendip Cave Rescue held a rescue practice in Swildon’s Hole on Saturday 6th November 2021. This was a full team practice with members working together in their specialist groups. A simulated casualty just above the 20’ pitch was examined and treated by our casualty carers before being packaged into a stretcher for extrication. The ‘casualty’ was then carried along the streamway, where our rigging teams had rigged the old 40’ pitch and water rift traverse all the way back to the water chamber. We ended the practice at the water chamber. Alongside the casualty carers and rigging teams, we also had communications established with the surface using cave link. This was a very successful and professional practice with great teamwork.

Lots of gear to be taken undergroundTeam briefingCasualty in the Slix stretcher

Photographs taken by Greg Brock