Dramatic Rescue


Wells was extremely busy with Fire and Rescue Services and an RAF rescue helicopter today after a woman taking part in a high tower tour inside the Cathedral slipped and fell. She was trapped and suspended above ground between a couple of walls in the bell tower for several hours while rescuers and doctors tried to treat her and subsequently get her out. She sustained several injuries, thankfully not life threatening, and was eventually rescued and airlifted by a Sea King helicopter from the Tower roof before being transported to hospital.

Cathedral Green and St Andrew’s Street were at a standstill for most of the afternoon whilst first the air ambulance and then the RAF helicopter used the area to land and the Fire and Ambulance Services used the road to co-ordinate the rescue process. Wells is usually quite a sleepy place but not today when it even made the national news. Hopefully the woman involved will make a full and speedy recovery.

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