Woman Rescued From Tennessee’s Fox Hole Cave
A woman was rescued from Tennessee’s Fox Hole Cave on Saturday night after falling and becoming trapped about 300 meters (1000 feet) into the cave.
The 40-year-old Alabama woman had been part of a group of eight people exploring the Van Buren county cave when she fell between 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet) into a hole and became trapped.
She was using a hand line and apparently lost her footing and fell approximately 40 – 60 feet. We used a Stokes Basket, such as the one behind me, and we were able to kind of drag her out like in a sled manner. Brian Pratt, Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad
Rescuers from Van Buren, Putnam, Hamilton and Knoxville attended the scene and eventually pulled the woman free just after 11:00 pm on Saturday night, some 7.5 hours after they arrived.
Once out of the cave, rescue crews transported the woman to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga for treatment.
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