A father who plunged into a pitch-black cave escaped death after crawling almost ten metres to safety with a punctured lung and two broken ribs.
Paul Cartwright was walking in Bonarup Forest, south of Perth, on Friday afternoon when he plunged into a five-metre-deep cave after slipping on a sandy path.
He suffered a punctured lung, two broken ribs, and a nasty cut on his face.
Paul Cartwright fell into a five-metre-deep cave (pictured) in Perth's southwest on Friday afternooniPhone transfer software
Mr Cartwright slipped on a sandy path and suffered a punctured lung, two broken ribs, and a nasty cut on his face
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