Iowa Cave Rescue

May 19, 2012 - 6:35 PM
An emergency crew member is embraced as the team continues to work Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Maquoketa Caves State Park northwest of Maquoketa, Iowa, in an effort to free a man trapped overnight in a cave at the state park. Park Ranger Scot Dykstra said visitors discovered two people lodged in the cave about 8 p.m., Friday and alerted park staff. It's unclear how long the couple had been there. Dykstra said they became stuck while crawling through a narrow part of the cave. Rescue crews from Maquoketa and Quad Cities were able to free the woman about 1 a.m. Saturday. She was treated at the scene for minor injuries, according to officials. (AP Photo/Cedar Rapids Gazette, Jeff Raasch)