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Rescue in Germany's deepest cave
Posted: 09/06/2014 15:19:22
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27759819

BBC News wrote:

A team is trying to rescue a 52-year-old man injured in a rock fall in a 1000m-deep (3,280ft) cave in Germany, in an operation that could take days.
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Posted: 09/06/2014 15:31:58
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Idle speculation removed.Smile
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Posted: 09/06/2014 15:56:46
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As reported on U.K. Cav-ng Shocked
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=320254813&ft=1&f=

The man, whose name wasn't released in keeping with German privacy rules, had suffered head and upper body injuries a day earlier. One of his two uninjured companions made a 12-hour climb back to the cave entrance to alert authorities, while the other stayed with him.
The injured man is nearly 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) underground "in one of the most difficult caves in Europe," mountain rescue official Klemens Reindl told n-tv television.

"We have shafts that go straight down 350 meters (1,150 feet), where you have to rappel down and climb back up on a rope," he said. The cave system has tight spots where only a slim person can squeeze through, and explorers also have to contend with water, the mountain rescue service said.

No idle speculation please.
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Posted: 09/06/2014 16:36:08
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You'll probably find the best news on this incident with regular updates on this page:

http://www.bgland24.de/bgland/berchtesgaden/schwerverletzter-hoehlenforscher-wartet-riesending-schachtenhoehle-seine-rettung-3618608.html
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Posted: 09/06/2014 16:41:13
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Thumb UpThank you.
Google translate is our friend Wub
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Posted: 09/06/2014 16:50:02
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What a horrifying situation, I wish the rescue party the best of luck, time will be critical.

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Posted: 09/06/2014 17:36:56
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Let's hope they get the fellah out alive - that's all I'm prepared to say

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Posted: 09/06/2014 21:28:14
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A massive test for the CR teams - this is the sort of scenario you can't practice for and probably something that falls into the "let's hope this doesn't happen" category.

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Posted: 09/06/2014 23:17:58
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Having been in caves like this, all we can do is wish all involved the very best. It's a complete nightmare scenario.

To put this in perspective the cave is deeper than almost all the uk mines, bar boulby, and you've got to get down by rope... And back up.

My thoughts are with them all.

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Posted: 10/06/2014 18:29:10
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Disquieting development:

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=16655.0;topicseen
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Posted: 10/06/2014 21:43:23
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The German TV programme/video link on the UKC (wash my mouth out) link above is really good, and I now know how to take a DNA sample from a marmot.
Awe-inspiring cave; all good wishes to those involved in the rescue.
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Posted: 11/06/2014 20:51:42
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Today's Times states it could take up to 10 days to get this guy out.
It also details their rescue plan, all of it seems hellish, to someone who is pain.
Good luck to all involved..
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Posted: 12/06/2014 07:46:51
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A bit more information, pics and a plan of the cave.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27792141
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Posted: 12/06/2014 20:08:03
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Update (Thursday evening)
An injured man trapped in Germany's deepest cave is well enough for the rescue operation to begin, officials have said.

They said two doctors who earlier reached Johann Westhauser in the 1,000m-deep (3,280ft) Riesending cave had given a go ahead for the ascent.

The operation is likely to take several days, negotiating the cave's narrow passages and vertical shafts.
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Posted: 16/06/2014 22:13:06
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New footage of the rescue

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27879283
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Posted: 17/06/2014 09:35:44
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I have been following the rescue on the US Cavechat site which has good, objective coverage:

http://www.forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&p=134278#p134278

(You may have to be a registered user to access this).
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Posted: 17/06/2014 16:56:20
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Thanks for the link, its about the best coverage out there!

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Posted: 18/06/2014 19:05:51
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Another up date with picture of a stretcher holde crossing a ravine in yesterday's Times. IP: 86.134.151.84
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Posted: 18/06/2014 19:20:37
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Current news can be found at https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bergwacht-bayern.org%2Findex.php%253Fid%253D75%2526tx_ttnews%25255Btt_news%25255D%253D7926%2526tx_ttnews%25255BbackPid%25255D%253D14%2526cHash%253Dbc40cc7a494522d41ccc71fc779496d8%26usg%3DALkJrhgZGKetgqHsLaOgZGyCMIYjw47phg&edit-text=

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Posted: 19/06/2014 11:06:58
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From the BBC -

An injured German caver trapped underground for 12 days has been brought to the surface after a painstaking rescue operation.

The German CRO website is currently down, presumably under the weight of traffic.


A massive achievement for the CRO teams Thumbs Up


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