Injured climber rescued

Circular Road, Avon Gorge, Bristol

An injured climber has been rescued by firefighters following a fall at the Avon Gorge in Bristol.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s rope rescue team was alerted after a man in his 20s suffered the accident while climbing with another person. Crews from Temple and Southmead fire stations were sent to the scene to rescue the injured man from the rock face.

Using line rescue equipment two firefighters were able to abseil down the gorge. They provided first aid to the climber who is believed to have suffered a dislocated shoulder in the fall. He was conscious throughout the incident. The rescuers were joined by two further firefighters who then helped the injured man into a rescue sling, before safely assisting him to the ground.

The man was then transferred to a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital.