Firefighters Rescue Woman From Connecticut Cave

Firefighters came to the rescue of a woman after she became stuck in a narrow crevice inside a small Connecticut cave.

The woman, along with a male partner, had just begun exploring Tory’s Cave near New Milford when she stepped into the 2.4 meter (8 foot) deep crevice around 1:00 pm.

Unable to get out, her companion eventually called for help at about 6:00 p.m.

Gaylordsville firefighters attended the cave and sent four firefighters to extract the woman. Arriving at the crevice, one of the rescuers climbed behind the woman and, using materials handed to him by the other firefighters, gradually built up the floor in the crevice until the woman was able to get out.

Once free, the woman was able to walk down to the highway where she was checked by New Milford Ambulance personnel before being left on her own.

This was not the way we planned to spend the day. The rescued woman’s companion

Tory’s Cave, reputedly sheltered British loyalists during the Revolutionary War, is one of only a few caves in Connecticut and the only one is open to the public.

Although it’s small, the Central Connecticut Grotto FAQ warns that it is often wet and muddy and can be challenging.

Woman rescued from New Milford cave [newstimes.com]

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