As reported, ignoring the warning of possible elevation of water level a group of 5 people walked down to Red Caves.
Due to heavy rains the entry to the caves was flooded (he waterlevel rose about 1,5-2 m). As a result, 5 speleologists were blocked in this cave.
The Russian tourists were rescued by scuba divers one by one.
Rescuers had to dive at a depth of two metres and into a corridor of 30 m long. The rescue operation started at 11.15 p.m. and it ended at 5.00 a.m. Altogether 6 rescuers and 8 employees of Qızıl-Qoba enterprise were involved in the operation.