Burnham-On-Sea school pupils rescued from
teenagers from Burnham-On-Sea, one reportedly suffering from hypothermia,
were rescued by an RAF helicopter from the Black Mountains in
mid-Wales on Tuesday night, October 26th.
group of boys and girls from King Alfred School, all of whom were
aged 15 to 16, were taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award
scheme when they got into difficulties at around 10pm.
Dr Keith Diffey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The pupils got
into problems in a plantation where a lot of logging had taken
place. They had difficulties locating where they were and lost
was dark and they knew they weren't going to make it back. Several
rescue services were therefore called."
pupils were airlifted to hospital in Merthyr Tydfil after one
of them contacted police using a mobile phone to say they were
rescue organisations combined efforts in the rescue, including
the Rescue 169 helicopter based at RAF Chivenor in Devon, pictured
Police were involved in the operation, along with Brecon Mountain
Rescue Team and Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, based at Monmouth.
pupils have all safely returned to Burnham and have been recounting
their rescue to local and national media organisations.