She bit her lip and began to fumble with a small purse.
He began to fumble with the ring of his harness.
Shipton swore and began to fumble with his line to rappel again, down to the now injured and trapped form hovering below him.
Katie hesitated before shuffling forward on her knees. She carefully touched the woman's leg then patted it as she followed it down to the thick roots wrapped around her ankles. Unable to see exactly how she was stuck, Katie used her cold fingers to fumble around the root and the woman's sneakers. "It's really jammed in there," she said at last.
Then someone else can fumble on the steps.