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Man trapped in Germany's deepest cave for 12 days rescued

A caver who has been trapped in Germany's deepest cave for 12 days has been rescued, according to reports. Johann Westhauser, who suffered head injuries, surfaced this morning after a long rescue operation.

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Trapped mountaineer is 'half a mile underground'

A 52-year-old man, trapped in a cave system in Germany, is nearly half a mile below the surface.

Mountain rescue official Klemens Reindl told NTV television, that the mountaineer is “in one of the most difficult caves in Europe”.

The location of the cave system is close to the Austrian border, near Berchtesgaden. Credit: Google Maps

The man, named in German media as Johann Westhauser, was hit by falling rocks early on Sunday in the Riesending cave system near Berchtesgaden, near the Austrian border.

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