Just after midday, the team were called to assist a male caver in Peak Cavern who had dislocated his shoulder. The man, in his twenties and a member of a university caving club, had sustained his injury in Peak Cavern's main stream passage downstream from the Surprise View ladder. He was treated by the team doctor and managed to make his own way to the surface with some assistance from team members. The incident took five and a half hours.

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Speedwell Bung Ladder

The Bung Ladder in Speedwell MIne was found to be damaged so due to the the Bung Ladder has been removed but it will return once fixed. Four anchors have been installed that cavers can use. Cavers heading down the Bung can rig an abseil rope but trips 'up-hill' will not be able to climb the Bung. A fixed line may appear here but Derbyshire Caving Association (DCA) reminds cavers that ropes fixed to any DCA anchor are NOT the responsibility of the DCA and their use is at your own risk.