Missing caver located
Searchers have located a man
reported overdue from a solo caving expedition in Kubla Khan
cave in Bullock Creek, near Punakaiki.
The 82 year old man
entered the cave about 5pm yesterday and was expected to
return my 9pm. His wife waited overnight at the cave
entrance in their campervan.
This morning the woman, who
does not drive, walked 8km to Punakaiki to raise the
Searchers located the man about 11am, about 50
metres underground and are now working to get him out of the
cave. He is unwell and unable to walk out.
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