9 Dec 2012.

A difficult rescue yesterday and a job very well done.

A male caver got very jammed vertically in a rift passage in the Labyrinth OFD1. He was physically stuck for 7 hours and it required ingenuity, stemples, Acro props, bolts and plugs and feathers to release him.

Once released he was able to make his way out with assistance and rigging on the awkward bits. That fact saved 4-5 hours of stretcher carry.

A very big well done to those involved from the party he was with right through to the sandwich makers.

A full report will follow but to be sure there are lessons to be learnt on what was the most severe physically stuck rescue any of the team can remember.

Well done all