Some 150 experts from 8 countries are involved in the work to evacuate Mark Dickey, who was diagnosed with a worrying stomach ailment when he was in the Morca cave, more than a thousand meters deep.
International mobilization to rescue an experienced American speleologist from a cave in Turkey.
Some 150 experts from eight countries are involved in efforts to evacuate Mark Dickey from Morca Cave after suffering a stomach ailment.
Dickey, a 40-year-old experienced speleologist, was exploring the passageways of Morca cave, one of the deepest in Turkey, in the southern province of Mersin, with a team of 15 people, when he began to bleed a week ago. of stomach.
On Tuesday, the first rescue experts reached the scene with medicines and since then Dickey has been slowly recovering, but it is considered necessary to evacuate him to the surface as soon as possible.
The rescuers have already managed to transfer it to a depth of seven hundred meters out of the more than a thousand in which it was found.
The rescue through narrow passageways, sometimes no wider than a person, will be extremely complicated and will take several days, said the head of Turkey’s AFAD rescue agency, Recep Salçi.
The Morcu cave, whose entrance is almost 2,200 meters above sea level, has a depth of at least 1,276 meters, making it the third deepest cave in Turkey, but it is still not fully explored.
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