19 Escape Flooded Kentucky Cave By Walking Through Neck-Deep Water

HIDDEN RIVER, Ky., May 26 (UPI) — After hours spent trapped in a cave after a flash flood, 19 people walked to safety on Thursday through neck-deep water.

Fifty emergency workers had been trying to rescue them from rising water inside the Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum, where some had entered at 10 a.m.

Hart County EMA director Kerry McDaniel told WAVE 3 News the people inside the cave — some as deep as four miles — were with experienced guides who have an action plan for handling the rising water, according to McDaniel.


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