• Short Summary

    ANTOINE SENNI, A 35-YEAR-OLD FRENCHMAN TODAY (MONDAY) EMERGED FROM A CAVE IN THE FRENCH ALPS AFTER SPENDING FOUR MONTHS UNDERGROUND.

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    ANTOINE SENNI, A 35-YEAR-OLD FRENCHMAN TODAY (MONDAY) EMERGED FROM A CAVE IN THE FRENCH ALPS AFTER SPENDING FOUR MONTHS UNDERGROUND.HE EMERGED WEARING DARK GLASSES TO PROTECT HIS EYES FROM THE UNACCUSTOMED LIGHT AND WAS GREETED AT THE TOP OF THE 330 FOOT (100 METRES) SHAFT BY HIS WIFE PAULETTE AND BY JOSY LAURES- THE WOMAN WHO SPENT THREE MONTHS UNDERGROUND IN A NEARBY CAVE.

    M.SENNI WENT UNDERGROUND ON NOVEMBER 30 - AND HIS STAY OF 126 DAYS SETS A NEW UNDERGROUND LONE ENDURANCE RECORD.THE PURPOSE OF THE EXPERIMENT WAS TO TEST THE EFFECTS OF COMPLETE LONELINESS ON PEOPLE.

    LIKE HIS FELLOW POTHOLER, 26-YEAR-OLD MIDWIFE, JOSY LAURES, WHO CAME UP LAST MONTH AFTER THREE MONTHS IN A CAVE, M.SENNI HAD LOST ALL TRACK OF TIME.ON MARCH 16 WHEN ASKED THE DATE, HE BELIEVED IT WAS JANUARY 28.

    SENNI WAS CARRIED TO THE SURFACE BY FRENCH MOUNTAIN RESCUE POLICEMEN.A MEMBER OF THE FRENCH SPELEOGISTS INSTITUTE SAID HE WAS "IN VERY GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE".

    BLOOD PRESSURE AND CARDIOGRAPH TESTS SHOW THAT EVERYTHING APPEARS TO BE NORMAL - BUT SENNI SAYS HE WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN.BEFORE HE CAN BE FULLY REUNITED WITH HIS FAMILY, M.SENNI HAS TO GO TO PARIS FOR AN EXTENSIVE SERIES OF TESTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1TO04D5RDFHWGY0ADN4272TR
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1TO04D5RDFHWGY0ADN4272TR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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