Skrevet av Emne: Eight remain trapped in Western Europe’s longest cave  (Lest 314 ganger)

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"Eight men trapped in the Hölloch cave network in Switzerland’s Muotathal valley since January 21 can only be rescued this weekend at the earliest due to heavy rainfall. They are unhurt and are currently stuck in a water-tight bivouac.
The group of cavers aged between 25 and 55 had entered the cave system last Saturday morning and planned to leave on Sunday afternoon.  However, they were surprised by a sudden onrush of water during an excursion with a professional guide. A specialist search and rescue team has reached them but is waiting for the water to recede before making their way out of the cave along a three-kilometre-long route. The situation is being continually assessed by the specialists but it is likely that the men will remain trapped until the weekend when the weather is predicted to calm down. In the meantime, the group is receiving psychological support. "

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https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-spelunking-_eight-trapped-in-western-europe-s-longest-cave-/43842056
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"Schwyz canton (police) said Monday that the men were all unhurt. Organizers had expected snow but it rained instead, and water in the cave rose quickly.

According to Swiss media, ongoing heavy rains have meant the cavers, and a specialist rescue team that managed to reach them underground, would have to remain in place at least until Saturday before attempting the almost two mile trek back out.

Swiss news website Swissinfo.ch reported earlier this week that the rescue team and the cavers were safe in a water-tight bivouac, had enough provisions to last, and that the temperature in the cave was well above freezing."


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/switzerland-hoelloch-holloch-cave-cavers-trapped-schwyz-canton-flooding/
"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"

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"Seven caving tourists trapped by floodwaters for five extra nights in Switzerland have emerged safely. They had sheltered in a bivouac in Hoelloch, the world's eighth-largest underground system, with their guide."

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http://www.dw.com/en/switzerland-cave-tourists-emerge-after-long-unplanned-stay/a-42317483
"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"