Hodge Close Quarry

Hodge Close Quarry

17:53 (Grid NY 316 017)

The team were contacted late on Tuesday afternoon by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to an incident of a male having jumped into the water at Hodge Close Quarry in Tilberthwaite.

A full team call out was initiated and along with the Police, Fire and Rescue, NWAS and the Great North Air Ambulance we attended the scene.

On arrival we provided assistance with gaining access to the quarry and escorted the gentleman’s friends out of the quarry bottom to safety.

Sadly it was soon apparent that the man in question had not survived. We assisted the Police with help from the Coniston Fire and Rescue team with the extraction of the young man.

In total this call out involved 16 team members and numerous personnel from Cumbria Police, Fire and Rescue, North West Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance and the Coastguard. This incident lasted 7 1/2 hours.

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