Cave Rescue, December 19, 1992
Schofer's Cave, PA


On Saturday, December 19, a Boy Scout outing visited Schofer's Cave near Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Thomas Hoeft (11), one of the scouts, was climbing on the face above the entrance at about 12:30 p.m. when he slipped and fell some 25 feet, landing in the entrance. He landed on his feet but struck his head and was knocked unconscious. By the time the MedEvac arrived he had come around. At a hospital he was placed in intensive care in guarded condition.


NSS News, December 1993 (Part 2) V51N12, Page 367.

Ron Devlin "Boy falls 25 feet at Berks cave" Allentown Morning Call (Allentown, PA) December 20, 1992, pp B1, B11.


No analysis has been done.