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Injured explorer rescued from cave

World in Brief / NEW ZEALAND

August 28, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

A New Zealand cave explorer injured in a rock slide was pulled to safety early today by rescuers who spent three days carrying him to the surface, at times lying in narrow passages and passing his stretcher hand-over-hand.

Michael Brewer, 47, broke his pelvis and suffered head injuries Saturday in the Middle Earth cave system on South Island. His climbing partners said they were almost two miles from the cave's entrance and 1,300 feet underground.

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