Cave Rescue, February 11, 1989
Scott Hollow Cave, WV


On Saturday, February 11, a group of cavers entered Scott Hollow Cave, Monroe County, West Virginia, on a biology/hydrology/scientific trip. About 1000 to 1500 feet into the cave, the group was walking down the main passage when Bill Jones' (40) kneecap suddenly popped out of joint. A paramedic was in the group but the dislocated kneecap, a very painful condition, refused to yield. The victim attempted to walk but could not. Assistance was requested and Jones was evacuated on a Stokes litter. It was six weeks before he could put weight on the injured leg.


NSS News, December 1990 (Part 2) V48N12, Page 335.

George Dasher "Rockin Chair" The West Virginia Caver 7(2), April 1989, p.8.


One of the resuers left Jones at the hospital, went home, changed clothes, and proceeded to a pizza place; the victim was already there, eating pizza.