Two Cave Explorers
Saved In France
PARIS, Aug. 18(A.A.P.). -Two explorers have been hauled up from the 1,260 feet deep Pierre Saint Mar-
tin cave in the French
Pyrenees, and two others will be brought up to-day.
A fifth explorer, Marcel Loubens, lies buried at the bottom of the cavern He died after a fall
The first explorer, Jacques Labeyrie reached the surface on Saturday night after a week underground
It took five hours to bring him up.
The second up was Bernard Occhiahni, an Italian-born naturalised Briton, who reached the mouth of the cave early yesterday morning.
Labeyrie fell exhausted into the arms of his wife at the surface.
Occhialini, exhausted, but uninjured, climbed out after he had been helped by advice phoned down to him by Labeyrie
Still below in the dank, icy gloom are a photographer, Haround Tazieff, and Dr. Andre Mairet They are said to be arguing as to who should be the last to leave
Three men went part of the
way down to aid the ascent of the stranded party. Clinging to stanchions hammered into the rocky walls, they took up positions at 260 feet. 350 feet, and 500 feet, and steadied the cable as the men came up.