incident at Dead Deer Cave

Publication
ACA 1973 page 7
Date
4th Mar 1973
Cave
Dead Deer Cave
State
Texas
County
Unknown
Country
USA
Category
Caving
Incident type
Unknown
Primary cause
Inexperience
Secondary cause
Group type
Other
Group size
Unknown
Aid type
None
Source
Unknown
Incident flags
 
Data status
Incomplete

Injured cavers

No injured cavers recorded.

Incident report

Two local people from a nearby trailer park had to be rescued from Dead Deer Cave.

Analysis: Because of inexperience the two people had entered the cave without proper equipment. This incident occurred in spite of (or possibly because of) a much-publicized rescue in the same cave on the previous weekend. In March. a thick steel and concrete gate was installed by several Texas cavers. Hopefully, this will halt the progression of rescues required at this cave.

References

Darilek, Glenn. (1973) "Again!?" The Texas Caver. Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 149.

This record was last updated on 18th Nov 2023 at 00:30 UTC.