5 people trapped in Virginia cave; rescue underway | Fox News

Rescuers are searching for five men who have been trapped inside a Virginia cave since Saturday night.

Rescuers searching for five men who have been trapped inside a Virginia cave since Saturday night are settling in for what could be a long operation to bring them out safely.

“With cave rescue incidents, this has the chance to extend to eight to 12 hours,” Virginia Department Search and Rescue Coordinator Billy Grimes told WJHL.

The trapped men, ranging in age from 35 to 59, are believed to be uninjured inside Cyclops Cave, according to Russell County Emergency Management.

Although the cave in southwestern Virginia has more than seven miles of passages in it, some of which are quite narrow, authorities believe the men are not in the cave’s farthest reaches.

Source: 5 people trapped in Virginia cave; rescue underway | Fox News

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