incident at Brinegar's Cave

Publication
ACA 1973 page 15
Date
9th Oct 1973
Cave
Brinegar's Cave
State
Indiana
County
Unknown
Country
USA
Category
Caving
Incident type
Lost
Primary cause
Lost
Secondary cause
Group type
Unknown
Group size
3
Aid type
Underground aid
Source
Unknown
Incident flags
     
Data status
Complete

Injured cavers

No injured cavers recorded.

Incident report

Three novices became lost in Brinegar's Cave, although two of them had been in the cave previously. They became lost while trying to retrace their way out of the cave, and were rescued three days later.

Incident analysis

Inexperience

Summary

Three cavers got lost in Brinegar's cave. After 3 days they were rescued.

References

Shofstall, Don. (1973) "More Cave Rescues." NSS News. Vol. 31. p. 215.

This record was last updated on 4th Dec 2023 at 18:02 UTC.