Members of the Hrvatska Gorska Služba Spašavanja (Croatian Mountain Rescue Service – HGSS) took part in helping bring injured researcher Johann Westhauser to the surface today through a narrow, winding passage, after he spent 11 days trapped underground, daily 24sata reported.
The cave researcher suffered head injuries on 8 June in a rockslide nearly 1,000 metres underground in the Riesending cave system in the Alps near the Austrian border. Westhauser’s two companions managed to get to safety without injury, but 11 days, and the help of rescuers and doctors from Germany, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, were needed to rescue Westhauser. (pic: HGSS . Facebook)