Cave Rescue, February 16, 1986
Bowden Cave, WV


At 1 p.m. on Sunday,February 16, a group of seven young men (early 20's) from Barbour County entered Bowden Cave in Randolph County, West Virginia. They split up and explored;later only a group of three was able to find its way out. At 11 p.m. Sunday, the Elkins Volunteer Fire Department was notified. Six of them entered the cave and found the lost cavers at about 1 a.m. on the opposite side of the water passage -- they had lights and were in good condition but had been unable to locate the water passage and has sat down to wait for help.


NSS News, November 1987 (Part 2) V45N11, Page 394.

George Dasher, "Rockin' Chair", West Virginia Caver 4(2), 4-86.

Bob Liebman, Personal Communication, 2-27-86.


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