Rescuers racing to retrieve sick American from Turkish cave; stuck inside since Saturday

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New York Daily News

An American cave rescuer has himself been stuck in a cave since Saturday, after falling ill while traveling in Turkey. More than 150 rescuers are involved in the “complex” operation to save Mark Dickey, a 40-year-old instructor for the National Cave Rescue Commission. He began suffering from gastrointestinal bleeding during a research mission in the Morca Cave, located in southern Turkey’s Taurus Mountains. Dickey, described as “a highly trained caver and a cave rescuer,” was part of a team attempting to locate and chart a new passage through the cave, which is the third-deepest in Turkey, acc…

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