By Tim Stickings For Mailonline
Published: 13:06 BST, 21 October 2019 | Updated: 13:07 BST, 21 October 2019
Four missing cave experts have been found in an underground warren in Spain and are now waiting to be rescued, authorities have said.
The four Portuguese explorers had not been heard from since they entered the Cueto-Coventosa caves for an expedition on Saturday.
Last night another four specialists launched a rescue mission but could barely make it 50 yards inside because of high water levels.
Today the region's interior minister Paula Fernández said the missing cavers had been 'located' 48 hours after they went missing and rescuers are now waiting for the water level to drop so they can reach them, according to news agency EFE.
Search and rescue: Spanish emergency workers in red uniforms search the Cueto-Coventosa caves in northern Spain today after four Portuguese cave experts went missing
On the edge: Rescue services stand at the entrance to the cave in Spain today where the four explorers went missing on Saturday
Once it does, emergency workers may have to set up ropes and handrails in order to reach the cavers trapped inside.
The four people were 'perfectly prepared, they knew the