Thai rescue workers have freed a meditating Buddhist monk who was trapped inside a flooded cave for four days .
The monk, identified by rescuers as 46-year-old Phra Ajarn Manas, was on a pilgrimage from another province and had gone into the Phra Sai Ngam cave in Phitsanulok on Saturday to meditate.
An unseasonal rainstorm struck on Sunday and continued through to Tuesday, flooding parts of the cave while he was inside, the local rescue unit said on its Facebook page.
Seventeen divers participated in the effort to find and free the monk from the spot, which could be accessed only by divers. A video posted by rescuers shows the monk fitted with a diving mask making a 12-metre swim underwater.
The unit said local residents told…