At 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, a group from YMCA Horizons Youth Service entered Moler's Cave in the West Virginia panhandle. They were apparently novices paying for a cave trip. The group proceeded to the back of the cave. At 2:30 p.m. a 13 year old girl slipped, fell and dislocated her knee. The leaders sent word out to the caretakers at the farmhouse to call for help. Jefferson County Emergency Services was called and two Fire Companies responded. NCRC was also contacted as well as D.C. area grottoes.
The cave has tight places that keep a Stokes litter from being taken into the lower levels. Meanwhile the knee was relocated and after being given medication the girl was able to walk. She was thus escorted to the litter but it was then decided to put her in a seat harness and haul her up that way. She was out of the cave by 9 p.m.
NSS News, November 1987 (Part 2) V45N11, Page 396.
Jay Sperry, "Rescue at Moler's Cave" Dead Dog Dispatch, Tri-State Grotto, 1(12), 12-86, p 304-305.
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