A movie cameraman has been rescued from the mouth of a Hawaiian volcano, two days after a helicopter crash stranded him inside the smoldering crater.
A brief break in the weather yesterday gave a Maui helicopter pilot just enough time to spot Michael Benson, 42, inside Kilauea Volcano's Pu'u O'o vent, and lower a safety net to him, officials with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park said.
"It was an very daring rescue," said Richard Rasp, a spokesman for the National Park Service. "Basically, the winds cleared the fume clouds out long enough for the pilot to spot the guy. He lowered his net blindly into the crater to where he thought