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'I thought space would expand, but it was just an illusion': Cave explorer still trapped underground

'I thought space would expand, but it was just an illusion': Cave explorer still trapped underground

***Warning, the video shown in the text below may cause anxiety***

Anyone who is afraid of tight spaces will not enjoy watching the following video. A cave explorer faced the sport's worst nightmare: being trapped underground.

“It's shrinking,” Edward testifies as he films himself crawling through a flooded corridor with his head and torso barely enough room.

“The water is out there. There's no room for my head to move,” he continues. “If I tried to tilt it to see forward, my face would be in the water, but I have to keep pushing.”

The video was posted on the YouTube channel Action Adventure Twinsa page on which Edward and his twin brother, James, detail their exploits as explorers in sometimes disturbing snippets.

The post, which was rebroadcast by Crazed media yesterday, dates back to November 2022. It has already reached more than 3.5 million views.

“It doesn't look good,” Edward says. I can no longer move forward. I have to dig under myself [pour sortir]”.

After continuing to crawl trying to get through this part of the cave, Edward came to the wrong conclusion.

“If the ceiling gave way even an inch, I would be crushed like a bug,” he says as the expression on his face changes from determination to panic.

After cutting, Edward explains his situation: “The reason I kept pushing was because I thought the space would expand, but as I got closer I realized it was an illusion.”

After this realization, the explorer makes the decision to make a U-turn, even though he's not even sure he can get out.

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Later in the video, we learn that Edward has managed to free himself from this restrictive space, but the experience has not been pleasant at all and the explorer admits that he may have “pushed his limits a little this time – this time.”