Two people left trapped underneath giant granite boulders in Cornwall

Two people left trapped underneath giant granite boulders in Cornwall

08/21/2021

Two people left trapped underneath giant granite boulders after falling at a holiday hotspot in Cornwall

  • Boulders fell on a couple in the village of Madron just before 4.15pm earlier today
  • Firefighters helped to remove the boulders with crash rescue and lifting tools  
  • It is believed couple were taken to hospital where they are now being treated 

Two people were left trapped underneath giant granite boulders after they fell at a holiday hotspot in Cornwall. 

The boulders fell on top of a couple in the village of Madron and emergency services including an air ambulance rushed to the scene near Penzance just before 4.15pm today. 

Firefighters helped to remove the boulders with crash rescue tools and lifting equipment.  

The boulders fell on top of a couple in the village of Madron and emergency services including an air ambulance rushed to the scene near Penzance just before 4.15pm today. Stock picture

It is believed the couple were taken to hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.  

A spokesman for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Critical control received a call from ambulance requesting our attendance to assist their crews in removing large granite boulders that had fallen on top of two persons.

‘Crews used crash rescue and specialist lifting equipment to release the persons.’

Firefighters helped to remove the boulders with crash rescue tools and lifting equipment. Pictured: Madron village in Cornwall 

They told The Sun: ‘Once released, they were handed over to West Country Ambulance. This is all the information we have at this time.

‘Crews from St Just, Tolvaddon, Penzance, supported by a flexi-duty officer, attended.’ 

Although the air ambulance was called it is believed it wasn’t used in taking the couple to hospital, according to the Falmouth Packet.  

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