Two climbers rescued at Cheddar Gorge

TWO climbers were rescued this evening after getting stuck on the cliff at Cheddar Gorge.

The alarm was raised at around 4.15pm this afternoon.

A fire crew from Cheddar was sent to the scene, along with the specialist rescue team from Bridgwater.

A fire service spokesman said: "Upon arrival crews confirmed two climbers to be missing.

"Crews carried out a search of the area using thermal image camera.

"Avon Cliff Rescue were also in attendance and liaising with police and ambulance."

The two climbers were rescued around an hour ago.

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