South West Wales

Boys, 10 and 11, rescued from Ammanford quarry by RAF

Two boys aged 10 and 11 were rescued by the crew of an RAF helicopter after becoming stuck on a quarry face in Carmarthenshire.

Emergency services were called to Pantllyn Quarry, Llandybie at 14:36 BST on Friday.

The boys were rescued 8m (26ft) down the 75m (246ft) quarry face by the crew of an RAF Sea King.

It happened just a day after a 14-year-old boy from Prestatyn died in a fall at a disused quarry in Denbighshire.

James Beck died in hospital after he fall from a cliff at Meliden Quarry on Prestatyn Hillside on Thursday night. He was also taken to hospital by an RAF helicopter.

His head teacher described him as "a bright, mature, caring and gracious young man".

Rope team

Details of the boys in the latest alert have not been released.

The ambulance service said they were checked over but did not need to go to hospital.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it sent four crews from Ammanford, Llanelli and Pontardawe.

The specialist rope rescue team went to the scene from Morriston fire station in Swansea.

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