|Free ... after nine days underground|
Military divers have finally rescued six Brits trapped underground in a flooded Mexican cave for more than a week.
Rescuers worked through the night to pull out the cavers who were underground for nine days.
The group, who lived on pasta and instant chocolate cake cooked on a camping stove, were taken for check-ups.
The six were named as Jonathan Sims, Charles Milton, Simon Cornhill, Chris Mitchell, Toby Hamnett and John Roe.
Rescued Mr Sims, said the team was never in danger and would have preferred to just wait underground for the water to recede so that they could walk out without assistance.
"Everything went as planned," he said.
"We thought we might have a problem with the (water) so we put in a plan, we had food in there, communications."
Each explorer was given sandwiches and fruit drinks after being rescued and all were reported to be in good health.
They joked that they wanted beer and said they were looking forward to seeing their loved ones.