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Man rescued from cave after 12-hour weekend ordeal

Photo: Clearview Fire Department/Twitter

Photo: Clearview Fire Department/Twitter

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 11:53 AM - Rescue crews in Singhampton, Ont., have extricated a man who had been trapped underground for more than 12 hours.

CTV reports the man, who is in his 30s, has been taken to hospital. His current condition is not known.

The initial call for rescue came around 8:30 p.m. Saturday when the man became wedged between rocks in an underground cavern. At present, it's not clear whether he was attempting to explore the area, or if he fell in by accident. 

The site is near a walking trail near a conservation area in the Collingwood area.

The Clearview Fire Department, along with crews from Toronto and Barrie, worked through the night to free the man, with the Clearview department tweeting he had been successfully freed a little before 10 a.m.

It's been quite the month for rescues in Canada. Earlier this month, a group of climbers were rescued from Yukon's Mount Logan after being trapped for several days. 

And last week, a woman in B.C. was rescued after being lost for nine days, surviving on mushrooms and spring water.

SOURCES: CTV | Global News

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