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UPDATED: Search And Rescue Underway In Binkley's Cave In Harrison County
Updated December 19, 2016 6:58 AM
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(HARRISON CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers, along with National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) trained personnel are actively coordinating a search and rescue of 7 overdue cavers in Binkley's Cave near Corydon.

Rescuers have located all seven of the initial group of overdue cavers. Two of the seven were escorted from the cave and treated for hypothermia and exposure.

The remaining five are currently being assisted from the cave by additional rescue personnel, and are still several hours from the cave entrance. The remaining five overdue cavers were extricated at approximately 3 a.m., and were treated for hypothermia and exposure.


A group of seven experienced cavers were conducting a survey of the cave and failed to exit the cave early Sunday morning as expected. The group was expected to exit after a 15 hour trip. High water levels in the cave have hampered search efforts in the area of the cave where the group was to be surveying.

Assisting agencies include Harrison County Emergency Management, O'Bannon Woods State Park personnel, Harrison County EMS, Harrison Township Fire Department, and American Red Cross. National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC) trained personnel, National Speleological Society, (NSS), and other volunteer cavers and grotto members are participating in the recovery effort.

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