Rescue Operation Launched to Find Cavers Trapped by Rising Water

A massive rescue operation was underway in Poland by Monday, August 19, after two cavers became trapped in what’s known as the ‘Great Snowy Cave’ in the Tatra Mountains.

Dozens of local cave rescue team members were active at the Przemkowe Partie entrance to the cave, around 500 meters below ground, in the hope of reaching the cavers, who became trapped on Saturday, August 17.

The two were caving as part of a larger group when water levels rose and cut off their exit.

This footage shows some of the rescue workers returning to base following search efforts. Credit: KP PSP Zakopane via Storyful