Tenn. rescue crews trying to free man from cave
WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Rescue crews are trying to save a man who injured his back, pelvis and wrist when he fell in a cave in southern Tennessee.
Franklin County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Guess told WRCB-TV in Chattanooga that the 51-year-old Huntsville, Ala., man has been trapped in Sinking Cove Cave since Sunday afternoon and has broken bones.
Guess said on Monday afternoon that crews worked throughout the night to get the man out. Guess said the man, whose name was not immediately released, was about 2,000 feet underground.
Sheriff Tim Fuller says the cave's opening is very low and narrow. Crews were cutting through rock to try to reach the man.
A medical helicopter was on standby.