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Quarry Rescue in Malvern

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident at North End Quarry on the B4232 at 9.45pm on Friday evening (May 18).

The Cliff Rescue Team from Malvern Fire Station was sent to the scene and on arrival the crews called for extra support from the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team, which is based at Droitwich.

Station Commander Kevin Williams, who was the officer in charge of the incident, said: "The boys were about 175 metres up and were stuck on the quarry face. It was difficult for us to locate their exact whereabouts due to the darkness and the poor weather conditions. That's why we called for extra support from our USAR team as they were able to provide us with extra lighting."

The rescue operation took just over three hours and once the boys were safe they were passed to the Ambulance Service for treatment.

"We're glad this incident had a happy and safe conclusion," said Station Commander Williams. "But we would like to remind people just how dangerous quarries can be."