A cave explorer trapped about 100 feet underground for most of the weekend was freed from the tight spot by a team using chisels and drills. He was slowly being brought to the surface Monday.

Craig Douglas, 24, of Medford, Mass., was stuck in Keyhole Cave, his leg caught in a narrow crevice, for more than 30 hours until rescuers freed him Sunday night. He slept several hours overnight in a small chamber before the team began the arduous task of bringing him to the mouth of the little-used cave 25 miles west of Albany."This will be a slow process, as it has been, the whole rescue," Schoharie County Sheriff John Bates said this morning.