ECRA

ECRA

17th European Cave Rescue Meeting – First Circular

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Introduction The 17th European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina from September 19th till 22nd 2024. Pre-Meeting from September 18th till 19th 2023. This meeting is organized by the Association of Mountain Rescue…

European Cave Rescue Meeting 2023 – Third Circular

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Introduction The 16th European Cave Rescue Meeting is going to take place in Mira de Aire, Municipality of Porto de Mós, Maciço Calcário Estremenho, Portugal from October 12th till 15th 2023. Pre-Meeting from October 11th till 12th 2023. This meeting is organized by the Portuguese…

Tuesday, 12th September 2023, 09:07 CEST

More than 150 cave rescuers from several countries were directly involved in the cave rescue operation that successfully brought the casualty out of Morca Cave last night. Further European rescue organisations were on standby, ready to deploy immediately if needed. The casualty…

Tuesday, 12th September 2023, 00:30h CEST

The stretchered casualty has been successfully brought out of Morca Cave. The casualty will be transferred to hospital after a medical assessment. Many cave rescuers remain in the cave to remove substantial amounts of rope and rescue equipment used during…

Monday, 11th September 2023, 20:00h CEST

The casualty has reached  -120 m. Progress towards the surface continues. The casualty’s medical condition remains unchanged. Rescuers below the stretcher party continue their work to dismantle the rope installations. All cave rescuers remain fit and well. The whole caving…

Monday, 11th September 2023, 11:00h CEST

The casualty has reached -300 m and is on the move to -180 m already. Medical condition remains unchanged. Rescuers involved in hauling the stretcher from deeper in the cave work on the dismantling of the rope installations and are…

Sunday, 10th September 2023, 20:30h CEST

The stretchered patient arrived at the -500 m bivouac at 19:00h CEST. The medical status of the casualty is stable. The next planned stop is at -300 m. The members of the different rescue teams are in a good physical condition.

Sunday, 10th September 2023, 11:00h CEST

The rescue evacuation route from -700 m to -500 is prepared. Some narrow passages were enlarged earlier. The medical status of the patient is stable. The rescuers are already moving the stretcher towards the next bivouac at -525 m.

Saturday, 9th September 2023, 19:00h CEST

The doctors decided that the patient is transportable and so the evacuation has begun. The stretcher with the patient is on the way to the bivouac at -700 m. There it is planned to make a rest.

Saturday, 9th September 2023, 08:00h CEST

The medical status of the patient is still stable but the doctors want to be sure, that the begin of the transport is possible. To get more relevant data, an analysation device is on the way down to the patient…

Friday, 8th September 2023, 13:30h CEST

Rescue teams are preparing the way out to the entrance by installing additional ropes and fixings. The cave is split in 7 parts with different cave rescue teams responsible for them: Part 1: from 0 to -180 – Turkish Cave…