Geocache hunter rescued from tree in Poole
- 1 June 2013
- From the section Dorset
A woman had to be rescued after she became stuck up a tree in Dorset whilst trying to retrieve a capsule used in an internet-based treasure hunt.
Firefighters and a technical rescue team were called to the tree in Upper Parkstone Heights, Poole, just after 12:00 BST.
Crews said it took almost an hour to lower the 20-year-old to the ground.
It is believed she climbed the tree to get the capsule while taking part in the high-tech game known as geocaching.
Based on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology, geocachers follow clues to find a treasure or cache capsule and share their experiences online.
There are more than 5,000,000 registered geocachers worldwide and more than 2,000,000 caches are estimated to be hidden across the planet.