July 13, 1996 in Nation/World

Pair Rescued From Cave; 2 Left

Compiled From Wire Services

Rescuers brought two of four surviving cave explorers to the surface Friday, after almost a week trapped in one of Europe’s deepest caverns.

Two spelunkers died in the Berger cave on Wednesday, after underground floods from heavy rains and a freak summer snowstorm pinned the group down Saturday. Since Monday, more than 100 rescuers have struggled to save them.

The remaining two survivors are still some 2,700 feet below the surface. Rescuers hope to bring them up today or Sunday.

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