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VIDEO: Baby swans learn to ring bells at Wells

Cygnets born at the beginning of the month at the Bishop's Palace in Wells have learned to ring a bell for food in record time. The 11 baby swans are keeping up a tradition which began in the 1870s.

The cygnets were spotted by staff ringing the bell at the weekend who are amazed that they didn't need to be tempted by bread attached to the cord.

The video shows the youngsters being shown what to do by their parent and then you see them getting the hang of pulling the bell rope themselves.

You can follow the adventures of the young family on the Bishop's Palace Swancam.

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Wells Cathedral statement

A spokesman for Wells Cathedral said the 68-year-old woman was part of a tour group of around a dozen, accompanied by two guides.

The emergency services did a fantastic job.She fell inside the cathedral but they took her out through the top of the roof.

A group of 12 adults were undertaking the final stage of a standard Cathedral high parts tour. While the group was undertaking a briefing within this space, an incident occurred to one of the party members.

The cathedral's emergency procedure was immediately put into operation.

No details are yet available as to how the incident occurred but all further high parts tours and cathedral tower tours are cancelled until further notice while a review of the incident takes place.

– Wells Cathedral spokesperson

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Helicopter rescues Cathedral woman

A woman has been winched up by a helicopter after falling around 20 to 30ft between two turrets of a cathedral.

The casualty, who is thought to be in her 60s, is believed to have been on a tour of Wells Cathedral in Somerset when she fell shortly after midday.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman said a helicopter from RAF Kinloss in the north of Scotland airlifted the woman to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with what are believed to be arm and pelvic injuries.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said appliances from Wells, Shepton Mallet, Bridgwater and Street were sent to the scene and worked alongside paramedics and a doctor.

Rescue operation underway at Wells Cathedral

A rescue operation is underway in Wells after a woman reportedly fell 30 feet from the top of the Cathedral.

She's believed to be in her 60s, and is said to have been with a group of 12 other people taking part in a tour around Wells Cathedral before the incident happened.

The woman is described as being 'wedged between two turrets' but not seriously injured.

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