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Body found of 1 of 2 missing cavers in Poland

August 22, 2019

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish news portal is reporting that rescue workers have recovered the body of one of two spelunkers who went missing on the weekend amid rising water in a cave.

The two became trapped Saturday while exploring uncharted parts of the Wielka Sniezna cave in the Tatra Mountains. The cave is Poland’s deepest and longest, with 24 kilometers (15 miles) of passages that go 800 meters (2,625 feet) underground.

Krzysztof Dlugopolski is an official with a search and rescue organization in the Tatra Mountains known as TOPR. He was quoted by the Onet news portal as saying Thursday that the body of one of them was found.

No other details were immediately available.

Rescuers have been using small amounts of explosives to widen the passage in the cave.

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