incident at Keeton Cave

Publication
ACA 1973 page 20
Date
1st Jan 1973 approximate
Cave
Keeton Cave
State
Alabama
County
Unknown
Country
USA
Category
Caving
Incident type
Difficulty on rope
Primary cause
Slpped from rope
Secondary cause
Inexperience
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
Fanning, Randy Not recorded Male Not recorded Not recorded

Incident report

Alabama, unidentified cave
KEETON CAVE (RC446) Friday. Probably 1973

While Randy Fanning, a student at Florence State University, was exploring a cave with several friends, he slipped from a rope and fell into a 75-foot pit. He was rescued about 4 hours later by members of the Colbert County Rescue Squad. Analysis: Probably inexperience and unfamiliarity with vertical techniques.

Source: Undated newspaper clipping entitled, "Fall Hurts Youth in Cave Probe." The clipping was reprinted in Decatur Caver Vol. 2. No. 3. May-June 1973.

Notes

Fell into 75 foot pit. Decatur Caver Vol2 No3 May-Jun73.

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