Drama on the cliffs as stranded climbers are rescued
was the scene when emergency crews from the Burnham-On-Sea area
were called to Cheddar Gorge on Saturday night to help two climbers
stuck on the cliffs.
from Burnham were alerted at around 4.15pm and a fire crew from
Cheddar was initially sent to the scene, followed by a specialist
rescue team from Bridgwater.
fire service spokesman said: "Upon arrival crews confirmed
that two climbers were missing. Crews carried out a search of
the area using a thermal image camera. Avon Cliff Rescue was also
in attendance, liaising with police and ambulance."
two climbers were successfully lowered to the base of the cliffs
at just after 6.15pm.