Firefighters rescue climbers ‘stuck on a ledge’ in Avon Gorge

The four climbers were found using a drone

<p>The climbers were located by drone before the rope specialist crews from across the region pulled them to safety.</p>

The climbers were located by drone before the rope specialist crews from across the region pulled them to safety.

Firefighters carried out a challenging rescue operation in Bristol this week, pulling three climbers who’d got ‘stuck on a ledge’ in the Avon Gorge to safety.

Rope rescue specialist crews were called to Avon Gorge at around 10.35pm on Thursday (July 6) to reports of four climbers in trouble.

The climbers were located by drone before the rope specialist crews from across the region pulled them to safety.

Firefighters from Southmead, Bedmister and Portishead attended the scene and on arrival found that one climber had self-rescued while three others were still stuck.

Crews had to use Avon Fire and Rescue’s drone to locate the climbers, before using rope rescue equipment to descend to their location.

Three climbers were stuck when firefighters arrived after one managed to self-rescue.

Rope rescue crews from Devon and Bridgwater also attended the incident.

A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue said that the climbers are safe and well after being rescued without injury.