Cave horror pupils 'swam for lives'

A classmate of a 14-year-old boy who died while caving has spoken of how they tried to escape after they found themselves trapped underground.
Amy Ryder, also 14, said Joseph Lister offered to let her go first when the tunnel they were caving in became submerged following flash floods.
Speaking to The Times, she said: "That was the kind of person Joe was. He was just being himself. Then he took a deep breath and went into the tunnel. That was the last time I saw him."
Joseph was part of a group from Tadcaster Grammar School who were learning the basic principles of caving in Upper Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, on the first day of an annual school trip on Monday.
His "lifeless" body was recovered from an area known as Manchester Hole following a search by a rescue team and he was taken to hospital with acute hypothermia. (...)

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