German cave rescue of Johann Westhauser under way
16 June 2014 Last updated at 02:10 BST
A man who has been stuck in a cave underneath the mountains between Germany and Austria for a week is well enough for the rescue operation to begin, officials have said.
Johann Westhauser, 52, was badly hurt in a rock fall on Sunday 8 June.
He will be brought to the surface on a stretcher but it will be a slow process.
Wendy Urquhart reports.