• Short Summary

    A YOUNG FRENCH RESTAURANT KEEPER WAS HOISTED OUT OF A CAVERN TODAY (TUESDAY) AFTER SIX SOLITARY MONTHS THAT MADE HIM THE WORLD'S NEW CHAMPION UNDERGROUND DWELLER.

  • Description

    A YOUNG FRENCH RESTAURANT KEEPER WAS HOISTED OUT OF A CAVERN TODAY (TUESDAY) AFTER SIX SOLITARY MONTHS THAT MADE HIM THE WORLD'S NEW CHAMPION UNDERGROUND DWELLER. BEARDED, SPACE-SUITED AND BLINKING BEHIND SUN GLASSES, 25-YEAR-OLD JEAN-PIERRE MAIRETET WAS BROUGHT UP BY MOUNTAIN RESCUE POLICE FROM A HOLE IN THE ROCK ABOUT 30 MILES (48 KM) FORM CANNES.

    THE TIME SPED SO FAST THAT UNTIL TWO DAY AGO MAIRETET HAD NO IDEA HE WAS ON TO A NEW RECORD. A TELEPHONE CALL FROM THE SURFACE THEN INFORMED HIM HE HAD EASILY THE 130 DAY SOLO UNDERGROUND RECORD SET UP BELOW ENGLAND'S MAINTOP HILLS BY BRITON DAVIDE LAFFERTY EARLIER THIS YEAR. WHEN TOLD THE NEWS MAIRETET WAS FLABBERGASTED: "I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY AUGUST 28," HE SAID.

    MAIRETET 181 DAYS UNDERGROUND BEGAN WHEN HE ENTERED THE POTHOLE ON JUNE 1 WITH PILES OF BOOKS AND PROVISIONS. IT ENDED JUST AFTER MIDDAY TODAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4ZAQLEEI6SOQCN7C0AMK4OHO
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4ZAQLEEI6SOQCN7C0AMK4OHO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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