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Two Rescues at Box Mines, Wiltshire
« på: 11.07.2017 16:57 »
"Firefighters and cave rescuers have had to attend Box Mines near Corsham, Wiltshire, twice in three days to assist parties in trouble underground. On 2 July 2017, Corsham Fire and Rescue assisted a group of three who had entered the mines via Back Door entrance and made their way to Jack’s Working entrance where a recently installed grill blocked their exit. They were able to use their mobile phones to call for help and a small team from Mendip Cave Rescue led them out through a nearby entrance.

Three days later, in an almost identical incident, a party of seven youths from Bristol entered Box Quarry via the Back Door entrance at about 11pm on 4 July 2017. They made their way to Jack’s Working entrance but found this had been grilled in the couple of weeks since their last visit there. They were unwilling to return to the Back Door to exit as the torches on their mobile phones were running low on battery."

"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"