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Two seriously injured people falling into a disused mine shaft

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Cave rescue experts were flown in to help two seriously injured people falling into a disused mine shaft.

One of the victims was airlifted to hospital after the two became trapped in the disused Porth Ysgo mine crew on the LlÅ·n peninsula.

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team worked alongside cave rescue experts and Coast Guard and ambulance emergency services.

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After a rescue on Sunday August 8, the two people were evacuated from the mine and one person was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Cave rescue experts were airlifted by Rescue 936 from the team’s base in Porthmadog and traveled directly to the scene to assist alongside two mountain rescue vehicles and other members of the l ‘team.



Two people seriously injured falling into a disused mine shaft




Three Coast Guard teams were also deployed to the incident. The Aberdaron, Abersoch and Criccieth Coast Guard Rescue Teams, along with the North Wales Cave Rescue Organization and the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, managed to free the victims.

The two injured were eventually evacuated from the well and the critically injured was transported to Ysbyty Gwynedd by the Emergency Medical Transfer and Recovery Service – EMRTS Wales (Wales Air Ambulance).

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