A 40-year-old American speleologist, Mark Dickey, fell ill during an international expedition exploring the Morca cave in the south of Turkey. He has gastrointestinal bleeding and when the report was received, he was clearly unable to leave the approximately 1,000-meter deep cave on his own.
The injured caver is a well-known figure in the international speleological community, a highly trained caver, and a cave rescuer himself. He has participated in caving expeditions in many karst areas of the world for many years. In addition to his activities as a speleologist, he is also the secretary of the ECRA medical committee and an instructor for cave rescue organizations in the USA.
An international rescue effort is on the way.
Direct donations to some of the rescue groups involved can be made to:
Turkish Cave Rescue Team
Bank: TURKIYE IS BANKASI A.S.
Bank account: TR16 0006 4000 0022 2030 4380 05
Name: Attila Ülgen
Swift code: ISBKTRIS
Address: IS KULELERI KULE 1 4.LEVENT, ISTANBUL
Bulgarian Cave Rescue Team
Name: Cave Rescue, Bulgaria
Croatian Cave Rescue Team
Bank: Zagrebačka banka d.d.
Hungarian Cave Rescue Team
Name: Magyar Barlangi Mentoszolgalat
Bank: Magnet Bank
Italian Cave Rescue Team – CNSAS
Polish Cave Rescue Team
You could also support the MORCA rescue via ECRA
Please, when donate to ECRA bank account, add this text “Rescue in Morca cave” and name of the rescue service that you want to support. For example: “Rescue Morca – Turkish team” or “Morca – Turkish team”.
Without an added text, you will support the work of ECRA directly.
Bank: Zagrebačka banka