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German caver Westhauser surfaces after Riesending rescue

19 June 2014 Last updated at 19:47 BST

An injured German caver trapped 3,000ft underground for 12 days has been brought to the surface after a painstaking rescue operation.

Johann Westhauser, 52, was badly hurt in a rock fall on 8 June while exploring Germany's deepest cave with two other men near Austria's border.

Stephen Evans reports.