IDF team launching renewed effort to rescue man trapped alive in building in Turkey
Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.
MARASH, Turkey — Israeli military forces are preparing a new, concerted effort to reach a man trapped inside a collapsed building in the city of Marash in southern Turkey.
After hours of failing to reach the man, who is trapped in a two-meter wide by two-meter long by 80-centimeter high space on what was once the building’s second floor, the IDF Home Front Command search and rescue unit is trying a bold new tack.
Instead of trying to reach the man from the side, they will instead dig underneath the building and drill up from below into the space where he has been stuck since the building came down more than two days ago.
The head of the team says he has spoken to the man, who is in his 50s and has some chest pains and difficulties breathing but no other injuries.