Rescue Effort Is On For Injured Scientist Trapped In Peruvian Cave

September 26, 2014 9:55 PM

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Rescue Effort Is On For Injured Scientist Trapped In Peruvian Cave

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Rescuers were working Thursday to save an injured Spanish speleologist who has been trapped for a week about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.

Cecilio Lopez was hurt when he fell 5 meters (16 feet) inside the Inti Machay cave in a ravine in Leimebamba district, 605 kilometers (376 miles) northeast of the capital, Lima.

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