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Italy: Thirty rescuers in operation to save potholer trapped in cave

The 33-year-old caver from Trieste in northeastern Italy fell 20 metres (65 feet) yesterday as he explored a gallery 200 metres below the summit of Mount Canin.


PTI Last Updated at 05-08-2018 22:21:40 IST Italy
Italy: Thirty rescuers in operation to save potholer trapped in cave

Thirty Italian rescue workers were today attempting to extract an injured potholer trapped in a mountain cave on the border with Slovenia, officials said.

Rescuers described it as a "difficult operation" which was expected to last until at least midnight.

The 33-year-old caver from Trieste in northeastern Italy fell 20 metres (65 feet) yesterday as he explored a gallery 200 metres below the summit of Mount Canin.

According to the Italian press, he is conscious but suffering from stomach pain.

A team of specialists were using small quantities of explosives to enlarge a route out of the cave and enable them to get a stretcher through.

A doctor and a nurse reached him late yesterday.

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