Man saved from well inside cave after 83 hours of painstaking rescue efforts
ESKİŞEHİR – Doğan News Agency
Eight teams, totaling 40 people, had joined the efforts to save Ramazan Yörük from the cave. AA PhotoA man who fell into well where he was searching for historical artifacts in a rural part of the Mihalgazi district of Eskişehir province has been rescued after 83 hours of painstaking rescue efforts.
Ramazan Yörük was stuck in the well for almost four days, sustaining injuries after falling into the well, which is 25-meters-deep inside a cave.
The 40-year-old, who is said to be in a state of shock, has been rushed to hospital in a helicopter dispatched to the area.
Rescue teams resorted to small explosives to enlarge the way out from the cave. Yörük suffered fever while struck in the well, but recovered thanks to the medicine provided by the rescuers.
Eight teams, totaling 40 people, had joined the efforts to save Yörük from the cave, and his first request from his rescuers was reportedly fruit juice.
Searching for historical artifacts, mostly of gold, is a common among locals in rural Turkey.