Rescue set to begin for ill American trapped deep inside cave in Turkey

Turkey’s Catastrophe and Emergency Administration Authority, or AFAD, plans to make use of a helicopter to fly him again and can have well being groups ready, Şalcı mentioned.

Dickey had been bleeding and vomiting, however he now not is, mentioned Dr. Tulga Şener, medical coordinator on the rescue fee of Turkey’s caving federation.

Dickey was given items of blood, and there are extra items on the camp the place he’s, “however it appears there isn’t a want now,” Şener mentioned. There may be additionally a health care provider and paramedic with Dickey within the cave, he mentioned.

As a part of the trouble to get take away Dickey, a few medical encampments are contained in the cave, Şener mentioned.

Dickey mentioned within the video dated Wednesday that he is “doing properly.” He thanked the cavers who’re aiding and the Turkish authorities.

“I sit up for working with everybody to securely get myself out with their help,” he mentioned. “As you may see, I’m up, I’m alert, I’m speaking, however I’m not healed on the within but, so I’m going to want loads of assist to get out of right here.”

There have been 116 rescuers on the location Thursday, Şalcı of AFAD mentioned, and 28 had been working contained in the cave.

The Morca cave is over 4,100 ft deep.

Officers at U.S. European Command in Germany advised NBC Information on Friday that they had been “monitoring the incident, are in communication with the U.S. Embassy in Türkiye concerning the scenario,” however added that right now, the U.S. Division of Protection “has not acquired an official request for help to the rescue effort.”

Aziz Akyavas reported from Mersin Province and Phil Helsel from Los Angeles.

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Elif Ince, Marlene Lenthang and Andy Eckardt contributed.