Volcano expert and guide survive falling into active Nicaraguan crater

A volcanologist and his guide survived falling into an active volcano in Nicaragua after they were rescued by firemen. Argentinian Rodolfo Alvarez, 60, fell into the crater of the Masaya Volcano along with his Nicaraguan guide Adriac Valladares, 25, after their rope broke. They reportedly suffered from dehydration because of the high temperatures inside the crater.

Both men are in good condition and stable.

Government spokesperson

They had been working close to the lip of the crater when the accident took place, according to the Nicaraguan government. Firemen used ropes and harnesses to climb down and rescue them. Masaya Volcano, which is 12 miles from the capital, has a vast lava lake. It last erupted in 2008.