Cave Rescue, November 11, 1989
Clark's Cave, VA


REPORT

On Saturday, November 18, a boy scout troop was camped on a farm in the Millboro District of Bath County, Virginia. The troop went exploring in nearby Clark's Cave. They proceeded some distance into the cave before one of the scouts, age 11, fell 30 to 40 feet, breaking his right arm. The authorities were called at at 2 p.m. fire department and rescue squad personnel responded. The boy was 15 minutes into the cave, but it took three and a half to four hours to evacuate him through the "narrow passages requiring them to crawl or even inch along on their sides for much of the way." While still in the cave, they were unsure of the extent of his injuries.


References

NSS News, December 1990 (Part 2) V48N12, Page 347.

"Boy Scout Receives Injuries from Falling in a Cave" Covington Virginian undated.


Analysis

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