Boys rescued from quarry in Wales


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The Independent Online

Two boys stranded down a disused quarry in Wales have been winched to safety by a rescue helicopter.

The boys, aged 10 and 11, climbed eight metres down the 75-metre deep quarry in Llandybie, near Ammanford, before getting stuck on a ledge around 2.30pm yesterday.

South Wales Fire Brigade said fire crews were unable to reach the boys who were eventually plucked from the cliff face by a RAF helicopter.

The incident follows the death of a teenager who fell down a quarry in north Wales on Thursday.

The 14-year-old boy plunged down Meliden Quarry, near Prestatyn and died in hospital after being rescued by a helicopter.