Woman rescued from mine shaft

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An injured Nottingham woman had to be lifted out of a disused mine shaft in Middleton Moor in 1974.

The woman had been out on the moor gathering moss for wreath–making when she had become separated from her husband.

She had fallen down the open mine shaft, which was concealed by overgrown vegetation.

After searching for her, her husband saw her scarf tangled in a shrub and realised what had happened.

Police, fire, ambulance and cave rescue teams came to her aid. They managed to bring her out of the mine shaft alive and she was taken by helicopter to hospital for medical treatment.