A Hudson Valley scientist was rescued more than 3,000 feet underground in a cave in southern Turkey.

Westchester County-based scientist Mark Dickey is said to be medically stable after he was trapped for nearly 10 days in one of the deepest caves in the world.

Westchester County-based Scientist Rescued From Cave In Turkey

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On Tuesday, rescuers were able to pull out the New York scientist from the cave in southern Turkey’s Taurus Mountains after Dickey became seriously ill.

The 40-year-old from Croton-on-Hudson resident was trapped for over nine days, more than 3,000 feet underground after he began to experience life-threatening stomach bleeding.

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Dickey is the chief of the New Jersey Initial Response Team. He was mapping out the 4,186-foot-deep cave system for the Anatolian Speleology Group Association, according to the New York Post. 

Dickey is said to be in "stable condition," according to his parents.

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“The fact that our son, Mark Dickey, has been moved out of Morca Cave in stable condition is indescribably relieving and fills us with incredible joy,” his parents said in a statement.

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