Rescue workers, hampered by fog and high winds, descended 650 feet into the crater of Mt. Vesuvius on ropes Monday to rescue a U.S. Navy seaman who became trapped for 10 hours inside the volcano in a vain attempt to rescue a fatally injured shipmate.
Firefighters also hoisted out the body of the other sailor, who died after falling into the 4,000-foot-deep crater Sunday.
Sixth Fleet headquarters identified the rescued sailor as Brett Jacobs, 22, from Kansas City, Mo., who was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released. The dead sailor was identified as Ralph Underhill, 20. His hometown was not immediately released.