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In the past, one could almost literally walk into a new cave in Great Britain but these days almost all the open cave entrances have been explored. Now, it is necessary to dig one's way into unexplored cave passage. Sometimes, this means removing loose boulders, at other times it means shovelling out clay and sand. If there is a strong probability of a cave, then cavers will even resort to using explosives to enlarge a passage. This dig, reinforced with scaffolding, is at the end of Pooles Cavern in Derbyshire.
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Only cavers rescue cavers from caves. It may sound obvious but the other public rescue services are not equipped or trained whereas cave rescue organisations throughout Britain are always prepared. They are staffed totally by volunteers and receive virtually no state funding, relying instead on donations and sponsorship. At this practice, a casualty with a heart complaint was evacuated from Engine Vein.

In case of emergency at Alderley Edge, call POLICE 999 and ask for DERBYSHIRE CAVE RESCUE.   They will call out local team members.  Do NOT call for the Fire Brigade.



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