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Quarry rescue in Dyserth

Our run of almost daily jobs continues. Called this evening by North Wales Police following a report of 3 males stuck on a disused quarry face near Dyserth. Due to the heavily fractured rock above their location, the safest way to extract them was to be winched from the site. One team member was able to reach them and secure the group until the helicopter arrived. They were then winched out, together with our team member. Great flying as always by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter from Caernarfon. The three stuck males were met by NWP Officers as they were dropped off by the helicopter. QUARRIES, WHETHER DISUSED OR IN USE, ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. The rock is heavily fractured from the blasting and can fall at any time. Our advice is not to enter quarries that are fenced off and clearly signed as private land. NEWSAR had recently completed pre-planning work with the quarry owner which was very useful in responding to this incident. This advice does not of course apply to recognised climbing quarries in our area.

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