Two rescued from 120ft up Cheddar Gorge

PUBLISHED: 09:46 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:46 23 May 2017

Taken on top of the Cheddar Gorge.

Taken on top of the Cheddar Gorge.

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Two people were rescued from Cheddar Gorge last night (Monday) after three and a half hours of work from fire, ambulance and rescue crews.

Cheddar Gorge.Cheddar Gorge.

The two males were around 120ft up from ground level and it was confirmed when crews arrived at around 7.30pm that one had a broken ankle.

The specialist team were able to gain access to the man and secured him with a line at around 8.45pm.

The second man was then led to safety by the specialist rescue team and paramedics were also on-site to assess the two for any further injuries.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire service said: “One person suffered a broken ankle, while the second person was not injured.

“Equipment and specialist personnel were used. Rescue from height teams, ambulance crews and their hazardous area response team all worked together.”

The rescue was completed by 11pm.

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