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Rescue mission for US caver, trapped underground in Turkey

 Rescue mission for US caver, trapped underground in Turkey

Turkish authorities say 40-year-old explorer Mark Dickey could be rescued by Tuesday amid wide-reaching rescue effort.

Italian rescuers carry US caver Mark Dickey on a stretcher as part of a rescue operation in Morca cave in Turkey's southern Mersin province, September 11, 2023 [Handout: Italian Alpine Rescue via Reuters]

A United States researcher who became trapped about 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) underground in a cave in southeastern Turkey has been moved closer to the surface, as emergency crews continue to work to free him.

The Speleological Federation of Turkey said on Monday that Mark Dickey, a 40-year-old who became trapped after experiencing gastrointestinal bleeding nine days ago, had been moved to 180 metres (590 feet) below the surface.

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The rescue operation will continue after Dickey rests, the federation said in a post on social media.

“If everything goes well, it is aimed to rescue Mark completely by tonight or tomorrow,” it said.

Dickey was on an international exploration expedition in the Morca cave in Mersin province’s Taurus mountains – Turkey’s third deepest cave – when he began suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding at a depth of 1,040 metres (3,400 feet).

More than 150 emergency workers from Turkey and other countries have been deployed to try to rescue Dickey, an experienced cave explorer and rescuer himself.Al Jazeera/Handout: Italian Alpine Rescue via Reuters

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