United States  

Rescue workers battle to save trapped cavers in Poland

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:12s - Published
Rescue workers battle to save trapped cavers in Poland

Rescue workers battle to save trapped cavers in Poland

Rescue workers are battling to save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland's Tatra Mountains, in what is being viewed as one most difficult rescue operations in the history of Polish mountain rescue.

Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

The cavers became trapped in the Wielka Sniezna cave, the longest and deepest in the Tatra mountains, on Saturday (August 17) after a narrow tunnel flooded with water, blocking their exit.

"The operation takes place in an extremely narrow place and no one said it is going to be easy," said Jan Krzysztof, head of the Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue group.

Rescue services were notified by colleagues who had accompanied them on the excursion.

The first rescue group was sent in on Saturday evening and since then two more groups, including workers from the fire department in Krakow, have been dispatched.

Additional support could come from Slovak rescuers, Krzysztof told reporters.

It has not yet been possible to establish contact with the two cavers and concern was growing due to their long exposure to extreme conditions, a representative of the rescue service said.

Rescue conditions were particularly difficult due to flooding which could also endanger the rescuers.




💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Poland Poland Country in Central Europe

Polish election: incumbent wins first round [Video]

Polish election: incumbent wins first round

Incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in the first round of the Polish presidential election, an exit poll showed, setting the stage for a tight run-off vote that may shape Poland's relations with the European Union for years to come. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:41Published
Poland presidential election: Duda heading for run-off against Warsaw mayor Trzaskowski [Video]

Poland presidential election: Duda heading for run-off against Warsaw mayor Trzaskowski

Poland presidential election: Duda heading for run-off against Warsaw mayor Trzaskowski

Credit: Euronews English    Duration: 01:42Published
Poland's Duda leads in presidential election first round [Video]

Poland's Duda leads in presidential election first round

Latest poll shows Andrzej Duda ahead with almost 42 percent of votes against Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski with 30.4 percent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 02:30Published

You Might Like

Related news from verified sources

Rescue workers try to free 2 trapped cavers in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish media are reporting that more than two dozen rescue experts are trying...
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Newsday



Tweets about this