• Short Summary

    Rescuers make last, unsuccessful, bid to free man trapped in Peak Cavern in Castleton.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CASTLETON - POTHOLE TRAGEDY".

    Castleton, Derbyshire.

    General view of the village of Castleton with rescuers making their way up to the cave entrance. Commentator explains they are on a last bid to save Neil Moss, a 20-year-old trapped in Peak Cavern (pothole). General view of hillside and cave entrance; rescuers go inside.

    C/U still of Neil Moss who died in the cave. Inside the cave we see rescuers moving along and carrying small equipment. Outside, rescuers carry oxygen cylinders towards the cave. In the village we see rescue trucks and crews. Signs on side of vehicles read 'Field Cable Party', 'Civil Defence Corps' and 'Mines Rescue'.

    Several shots of one of the rescuers who has just come out of the cave, walking past camera covered in mud and slime. Flight Lieutenant John Carter, the RAF doctor who spent 14 hours in the cave before Neil died is seen walking towards the camera and meeting the press. Rescuers with the doctor walking away from camera, down road.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1553.22
    Media URN:
    49837
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:45:00 / 01:48:03:00
    Canister:
    59/25

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