Teenagers rescued from Catacombs

June 19, 2017

Two teenagers have been rescued from the catacombs beneath Paris after getting lost in the pitch-black tunnels.

The two, aged 16 and 17, were taken to hospital and treated for hypothermia after being found by search teams and rescue dogs.

The boys were underground for three days.

The Catacombs are network of around 250 kilometres under Paris, most of which are not open to the general public.

No-one has ever got lost in the two-kilometers of tunnels open to the public.

Entering the other catacombs, outside of official areas, has been against the law since 1955.The temperature in the dark narrow passageways is about 15 degrees Celsius.

What are the Catacombs?
The Catacombs of Paris, are a famous burial place in Paris, France that became a tomb near the end of the 18th century.

The Catacombs aren’t for the faint-hearted or the claustrophobic. Check out the video below.

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Jane The Killer

That would be terrifying! I am glad they are OK!


sad i hope they are getting better from that,


It is more than two kilometres long but the public parts are two kms


Oh wow that place must be scary


Man I wouldn't do that!


the boys are very lucky that they were found


Sad story but great to hear that they got rescued!My only question is how they ended up in there anyways?


Why did they go down there in the first place? Lucky they are safe though.


sad news luckily they got found


This is funny because it was two kilometers long but, it is sad that they got hypotheemia and proably were dehydrated. I am glad that they are safe now 😄.


cool but scary


That is creepy


That is good they found the 2 boys.


what that is creepy


Its so sad why did this happen?!


so sad why did this happend!

farkle fergus and felicia

why would you do that


Good thing they got rescued.


I feel sorry for them