BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say eight men who have been stuck in a cave in the Alps since Saturday will likely have to spend at least another 48 hours underground because of flooding.
The group, including a qualified guide, entered the Hoelloch cave in the Muotathal valley in central Switzerland on Saturday morning on what was supposed to be a two-day expedition.
The men, aged 25 to 55, were unable to leave the cave on Sunday because of an inrush of water. They are waiting in a bivouac that is secure from flooding.
Schwyz canton (police) said Monday that the men are all unhurt.
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Organizers had expected snow but it rained instead, and water in the cave rose quickly.