Volcano expert falls in volcano and survives surprisingly

A volcanologist and his guide survived falling into an active volcano in Nicaragua after they were rescued by firemen.

Volcano expert falls in volcano and survives surprisingly

A volcanologist and his guide survived falling into an active volcano in Nicaragua after they were rescued by firemen.


The 60-year-old Argentinian expert, Rodolfo Alvarez, slipped into the crater of Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.


He had to be rescued by firemen along with Adriac Valladares, a 25-year-old Nicaraguan, who also fell in.


They reportedly suffered from dehydration because of the high temperatures inside the crater.


The two had been working just over the crater’s lip their rope broke and they slipped about 1,500 feet, officials said.


Both men were in ‘good condition and stable’, a government spokesman said.


Masaya Volcano, located 12 miles south of Managua, features a lava lake and is a big draw for scientists and tourists alike.


In 2001, the crater exploded, sending rocks up to 500m from the crater, injuring one visitor.