Man who lived underground

A man from North Yorkshire is celebrating fifty years since he became a world record holder for living 100 feet underground for 105 days.

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North Yorkshire potholer gave Chilean miners advice

Geoff Workman, 84, was called back into action nearly fifty years after spending 105 days underground.

The potholer, who spent the time underground just to prove that it could be done in 1963, received a call to his North Yorkshire cottage when 33 miners became trapped underground in 2010.

Engineers at the mine in Chile wanted his advice on how to help the miners survive their incarceration.

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