Cave Rescue, January 9, 1983
Bear Cave, PA


On Sunday, January 9, two boys went exploring in Bear Cave, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. They had two flashlights with one spare set of batteries. This semi-maze cave proved too confusing and their lights failed before they could exit. The two had left word with their parents, however, as to their destination, so in due time rescuers were called and the victims were found. They had been underground 17 hours.


Bruce Randall Personall Communication Jan 20, 1983.


Another example of outside the caving community caver grabbing insufficient light to do a little exploring.