Teenager rescued from cave

Burrington Combe, Burrington, Blagdon

A teenager has been rescued from a cave after dislocating her knee cap approximately 100 metres into the cavern.

On arrival at the incident firefighters found the 18 year-old inside Goatchurch Cavern.  She had been taking part in an organised trip when she slipped and fell.

Because of the gradient of the cave and the outside terrain, paramedics treated the teenager inside the cave and then firefighters, paramedics and members of the cave rescue team assisted her out on a stretcher. She was then carried down the hill and taken to hospital by ambulance.