The South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team has been involved in a wide variety of incidents over the years.
Underground, we've guided lost cavers out of the larger systems, dived trapped cavers out of flooded systems and stretchered injured cavers through some of the most demanding environments imaginable. We've also rescued a large number of animals (of various shapes and sizes) from caves, quarries and disused mines throughout the area.
Above ground, the Team has attended Road Traffic Incidents, assisted Mountain Rescue Teams in difficult to access areas and even helped the Police search for murder weapons.
Each incident raises its own particular challenges. Some are over in a matter of hours, others can last for days. See the writeups for more details.
Some Callout Statistics
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Call outs to date (2013) - 339
Busiest year ever - 1993 (20 callouts)
Last year without a callout - 1982
Average callouts per year - 5