The 63-year-old man is a relatively experienced caver. He was at the time of the accident in the ‘Trou Bernard, 140 meters, one of the deepest caves of our country.
The man slipped, fell fifteen meters down and was at about 75 meters depth. He would during his fall, different fractions have suffered at the basin, but would not be in danger of exclusion. Still, speed was offered in the rescue because of the danger of hypothermia due to the low temperature and the moisture in the cave. A doctor-caver hit earlier in the day to be with the man and served him the first.Twenty cavers called
Next to police and fire brigade were some twenty cavers called to the rescue in the right direction. They made sure that the hole widened, so the victim with a stretcher to the top could be.
Brandweerkapitein Gilles Boonen predicted yesterday that this is definitely not for 1 hour last night would happen and it turned out he was right: the 63-year-old Fleming was around a quarter to one at night only to outside worn.