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Operation to free trapped caver under way

Operation to free trapped caver under way

An operation is currently under way to free a trapped caver on Mt Arthur in Kahurangi National Park.

Police search and rescue were alerted at 9pm on Saturday night that a 62 year old experienced male caver was stuck on the far side of a squeeze in a newly discovered cave on Mt Arthur.

Fellow cavers were able to pass through food and warm clothing to the trapped caver.

This morning a rescue team has been sent in to enlarge the squeeze. The rescue is currently underway.

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