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Riesige Rettungsaktionfür den Mann in der tiefen türkischen Höhle

By Jordi Bou

September 8, 2023 - Retter aus ganz Europa beeilen sich den erkrankten amerikanischen Höhlenforscher zu retten, der in der dritt-tiefsten türkischen Höhle gefangen ist

Around 170 doctors, paramedics and experienced cavers from several countries – including Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Turkey – are working to rescue Mark Dickey, 40, who became trapped in the Morca Cave on Sep 2.

Yusuf Ogrenecek, of the Turkish caving federation, said one of the most difficult tasks of cave rescue operations was widening narrow passages to allow stretcher lines to pass through at low depths.

The operation is expected to take several days.

Cave rescues at depths of more than 1,000m are relatively uncommon.

In 2014 a man was evacuated from a depth of 1,148m at the Riesending cave in Bavaria, Germany. Some 728 people were involved in the operation, which took 11 days.

PUBLISHED: 11/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News