Update on rescue effort for man and child stuck in Thor’s cave


Emergency services and a mountain rescue team are working together this afternoon to help rescue a man and child stuck in Thor’s Cave in Wetton.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Moorlands beauty spot at around 1:10pm today (28 June) after reports of a man and teenage boy getting stuck. Following an initial assessment, colleagues from the West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police were called to provide additional support.

The man and child, who are stuck approximately 60 metres up the side of the rock face, appear uninjured and are in verbal contact with those at the scene. The Service’s Working at Heights team, with support from Derbyshire Mountain Rescue, are now assessing the situation and proceeding with the safest way to get them down.

Rob Barber, deputy chief fire officer for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: “We remain in contact with the two individuals and we do not believe there is any immediate threat to their safety. This is a complicated rescue operation and we are working with partners to deliver them both to safety as soon as we can.”