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West Brecon CRT takes over Gwent area

by PCW ~, 07 August 2009

By Fred Levett, Chairman, West Brecon Cave Rescue Team.

On 3rd August, Gwent CRT voted to dissolve the team and transfer operational responsibility for their area to WBCRT immediately. (Otter Hole is still covered by Gloucester CRG.)

Our existing callout database holds travel times to that area for each team member and we will be checking these details during a forthcoming exercise to update our list. Already, ex Gwent members are transferring to our list, and we welcome any more who wish to do so, helping to build the pool of expertise available. Indeed many were already members of both teams.

We recognise the special nature of caves in that area and will be discussing the best approach to responding to requests from cavers in trouble in those caves at an open meeting of members, locally, in September. Finally, please find attached a map of responsibility areas for Cave Rescue in Wales, which reflects these changes.