incident at Fisher Ridge System

Publication
ACA 1983-1984 page 365
Date
1st Feb 1984 approximate
Cave
Fisher Ridge System
State
Kentucky
County
Unknown
Country
USA
Category
Caving
Incident type
Rockfall
Primary cause
Loose rock
Secondary cause
Group type
Cavers
Group size
3
Aid type
None
Source
Unknown
Incident flags
     
Data status
Complete

Injured cavers

Name Age Sex Injuries Injured areas
Ortiz, Keith Not recorded Not recorded Hit by rock Thigh

Incident report

Three cavers rappelled fifty feet into the new Remington Sink Entrance amid a continuous fall of small material. Keith Ortiz was hit in the thigh by a shoebox-sized rock. They continued in and exited via the Historic Entrance which others agreed to rig before they left.

Summary

Keith Ortiz was hit by a falling rock while rappelling into Remington Sink Entrance.

References

Personal Communication, Joe Saunders to Mike Dyas

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