GOOD NEWS 7 Indiana Cave Explorers Rescued After 39 Hours Underground
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A group of seven experienced cave explorers was rescued early Monday morning in southern Indiana after being trapped underground for 39 hours.
The cavers became trapped by high waters in Binkley's Cave near Corydon, Ind. When they did not emerge at their scheduled time on Sunday, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources deployed a rescue mission to look for them.
Officials said all seven were safely extracted by 3 a.m. EST Monday and were treated for hypothermia and exposure.
Authorities said the waters in the cave rose due to heavy rains and blocked the exit.
First responders were forced to wait eight hours for the waters to subside before beginning the rescue mission.
The group was said to be conducting a survey in the miles-long cave system. Officials said the fact that they were experienced helped save their lives.
For more details on this rescue, watch the WHAS-TV report here.