Doncaster quarry fall rescue prompts warning

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

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Children have been warned to stay away from quarries after a Doncaster boy had to be rescued from one this week.

Emergency services were called to the Dolomite Quarry off Sheffield Road, Warmsworth, on Monday evening after his friends called for help.

He had fallen in the quarry and firefighters assisted paramedics in carrying him up on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

The boy, aged about 12, was not believed to have been seriously injured.

But the rescue took about an hour and involved four South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue appliances and officers are hoping they are not called out to a similar incident.

A spokesman said: “It can be tempting for children to play in some extremely dangerous places, like quarries and disused buildings. Our message to them couldn’t be any clearer- don’t.

“Many sites like that have hidden dangers which can cause life changing injuries and are often in remote locations, a long way from help.

“Play in a garden, play in a park and preferably play under the supervision of an adult instead.”