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Rescue Workers Save Six Trapped Cavers

PostPosted: May 29, 2006 8:26 am
by Wayne Harrison
Rescuers workers saved six people trapped inside a Southern Kentucky Cave. The search and rescue operation happened in Pulaski County.

People in the area refer to it as the Green House cave.

Around 11 Saturday morning, seven people went inside the cave to explore. The group decided to take a shortcut, but the part of the cave they entered was flooded.

One man tried to wade through the flood waters andended up stranded on an island. He suffered from acute hypothermia.

It took rescuers five hours to get that man out of the cave. Three hours after that, the remainder of the group was brought to safety.

The seven were friends from Michigan who were camping out and caving in Kentucky.

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