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Buddhist monk rescued from flooded cave after being trapped for days

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Rescue workers are seen at Phra Sai Ngam cave during an operation to save a Thai monk trapped after the entrance was flooded at the weekend, according to local media, in Noen Maprang, Thailand April 6, 2021, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. Video taken April 6, 2021. Mandatory credit THAILAND RESCUE DIVER/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Thai rescue workers said on Wednesday they had freed a Buddhist monk trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand's Phitsanulok province, after he went inside days ago to meditate.

(CNN)Thai rescue workers said on Wednesday they had freed a Buddhist monk trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand's Phitsanulok province, after he went inside days ago to meditate.

The monk, identified by a local rescue unit as 46-year-old Phra Ajarn Manas, was on a pilgrimage from another province and entered the Phra Sai Ngam cave on Saturday.

An unseasonal rainstorm that struck on Sunday and continued through Tuesday flooded parts of the cave while he was inside, the local rescue unit said on its Facebook page.

The unit said residents in the area told them the monk was trapped inside the cave on Tuesday afternoon.

Pictures on the unit's Facebook page showed the monk on Wednesday sitting inside the cave surrounded by rescue workers and having his blood pressure taken.

One of the rescue workers confirmed in a phone call that the monk was out of the cave and getting first aid.

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