incident at Bruce Cave

Publication
ACA 1973 page 20
Date
1st Jan 1973 approximate
Cave
Bruce Cave
State
Missouri
County
Unknown
Country
USA
Category
Caving
Incident type
Lost
Primary cause
Inexperience
Secondary cause
Group type
Other
Group size
Unknown
Aid type
Underground aid
Source
Unknown
Incident flags
     
Data status
Incomplete

Injured cavers

Name Age Sex Injuries Injured areas
Gitner, Larry Not recorded Male Not recorded Not recorded
Gitner, John Not recorded Male Not recorded Not recorded

Incident report

Larry and John Gitner became lost several thousand feet into Bruce Cave. About 30 hours after the Gitners had entered the cave, a search was started by a "Spelunkers Club" and Larry's fraternity brothers. After 12 hours of searching. the two fellows were found "alive but in poor health." They were given food and water, wrapped in blankets and carried out by stretcher. The evacuation took 6 more hours for a total time underground of 48 hours.

Analysis: Probably inexperience.

References

Anon. (1973) "To the Rescue!" The Unicorn of Theta Xi. Fall issue, p. 11.

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