Cave Rescue, July 19, 1986
Breathing Cave. VA


On Saturday, July 19, Mary Hagerty (29) and CharlieDuffy (30) entered Breathing Cave in Bath County, Virginia. They intended to see the waterfall but were ill-equipped; one had only a flashlightand the other a single helmet mounted electric light. They were dressed in ordinary clothes and tennis shoes. Fortunately they encountered other cavers. Later that night when they were obviously overdue, the other cavers organized a search and with the help of some BCCS cavers, found the two about 4 a.m. sitting in the dark in the Ignition Room.


NSS News, November 1987 (Part 2) V45N11, Page 395.

John Rosenfeld, "Breathing Cave" BCCS Newsletter, 1986.


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