The injured researcher who is trapped in Germany's deepest cave, is only hours away from rescue if it remains on schedule, officials have said.
The man, named in German media as Johann Westhauser, was hit by falling rocks early on the 8th June in the Riesending cave system near Berchtesgaden, near the Austrian border.
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