Injured Man Rescued From Vermont’s Weybridge Cave

A man was rescued from a cave in Weybridge, Vermont early this morning after spending some 14 hours stuck underground.

Crews were called to Weybridge Cave around 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening to help the man who had reportedly broken his ankle and sustained other injuries.

With the help of Weybridge Fire, Middlebury Technical Rescue, New Haven Technical Rescue and the Vermont Cave Rescue Team the man was eventually pulled from the cave early this morning.

Once safely on the surface, the injured man, whose name was not released, was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

Believed to be the largest in Vermont and the second-largest in New England, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation recommends that Weybridge Cave only be attempted by experts.

Despite their warnings, a 2011 article by a reporter with the Addison County Independent gave the impression that the cave, with its easy to find entrance, is frequented by inexperienced visitors.

Man rescued from Weybridge cave [WCAX]

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  1. Peter Youngbaer
    August 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Much more detailed story here: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130807/NEWS07/308070007/Crews-describe-Vermont-cave-rescue?nclick_check=1

    Kudos to Steve Hazelton, whose leadership and skills yesterday, and over these many years was reflected in the smoothness, collaborative nature, and ultimate success of the operation. Pre-planning probably saved hours of time, and who knows what outcome for our trooper of a patient.

    BRAVO!

  2. August 15, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve written up a detailed description of the rescue on my blog at http://a-vert.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

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