American man, Mark Dickey rescued from Turkey cave after being trapped for days


An American caver, Mark Dickey, has been rescued by emergency workers near Anamur, in southern Turkey, after he became stranded hundreds of meters underground earlier this month.

Dickey is “out in the hands of a rescue worker. He seems fine at first look. He will take a chopper to Mersin hospital,” Recep Salci of Turkey’s disaster and emergency management authority (AFAD) said on Tuesday.

Dickey had been suffering from suspected gastrointestinal bleeding while inside the 1,276 meter-deep (4,186 feet) Morca Sinkhole in Morca Valley, the Turkish Caving Federation said.

The European Cave Rescue Association (ECRA) received a call on September 2 saying that he was experiencing severe gastric pain.

An international rescue operation led by at least 200 aid workers began on Saturday. The operation planned to divide the cave into seven parts and assign responsibility to the rescue teams of different countries – including the United States, Hungary, Poland, Romania,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper