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    Post Cave Rescue successful in Kentucky

    IRVINE, Ky. (AP) - An Estill County man was in fair condition at
    the University of Kentucky Hospital where was being treated for
    injuries suffered while exploring a cave on Wednesday.
    Phillip Brown of Irvine was inside a small cave when he fell
    about 40 feet through a vertical passage and broke his leg, said
    Fred Rogers, the local emergency management director who oversaw
    the rescue.
    Rogers said rescuers worked about eight hours to get Brown out
    of the cave, and an additional four to remove all the rescuers who
    went in after the man. It was the third cave rescue in Estill
    County in the past decade.
    "We've been fortunate," Rogers said. "We haven't lost anybody
    yet."
    Rogers said the opening of the cave where Brown was trapped was
    12 inches by 16 inches. Rogers said rescuers were called in about 5
    p.m. EST Wednesday, and freed Brown about 1 a.m. Thursday.
    "It took a whole lot of work and ingenuity to get him out,"
    Rogers said.

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    That was an interesting article. It is fortunate there will be a weekend cave rescue class in Kentucky this February. This will also be schedule to for Southern Illinois in May threw the National Cave Rescue Commission. More information at www.caves.org/io/ncrc
    By the way, which cave and which FD or grotto did the rescue?

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