Cave Rescue, September 15, 1991
McFerrin Breakdown Cave, WV


On Sunday, September 15, three cavers were surveying in McFerrin Breakdown Cave in West Virginia. At one point George Dasher was checking in a breakdown area for the proper route, and came to a 15-foot pit. He started to ease over the edge of this climb down but an "immense" boulder moved under him and he jumped to one side. The huge rock went into the pit with a "terrifying boom." Dasher had just enough time to yell "I'm all right!" before he slipped into the pit as well. He landed on his rear end and luckily was unhurt. They continued the survey.


NSS News, December 1992 (Part 2) V50N12, Page 350.

George Dasher" McFerrin Breakdown Cave" The West Virginia Caver, (9) 5, October, 1991, p 9-10.


No analysis has been done.