Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

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Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby Ernie Coffman » Sep 22, 2017 5:23 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/indian ... li=BBnb7Kz

A young student was locked inside of Sullivan Cave in Indiana for 60-hours as the rest of his caving group thought he had gone out and locked up the gate. This article shares what he did during those hours. One thing that doesn't totally, make sense from the article is a picking the lock by his parents, rather than them calling in the troops or the explorer's group at the university there. Weird! :shrug:
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Re: Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby Steve_S » Sep 23, 2017 6:42 am

I thought that was weird too! Especially since he was in there for 60 hours! Also whoever the leader of that trip was probably should make this their last trip led. Who leads a large group and doesn't do a head count?????Just sayin'
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Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby Ernie Coffman » Sep 23, 2017 8:11 am

Not only that Steve, but there was a vehicle left behind. Definitely a problem that shouldn't have happened. But it did and hopefully they'll gain some insight from it .
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Re: Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby gindling » Sep 23, 2017 10:06 am

You're not reading it right. He picked the lock, not his parents. They reported him missing. And there wasn't a vehicle left, they just found some clothes (his clothes) in the car they took there before.

But damn, that cave is in town. Must have been frustrating with all those cars zipping by! No caver left behind!
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Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby Ernie Coffman » Sep 23, 2017 3:30 pm

Yeah, you're definitely correct, Gindling. Reading too quickly with that phrase, made it look a little different to the pea-brain of mine.
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Re: Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby captnemo » Sep 24, 2017 12:11 pm

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Re: Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby Steve_S » Sep 24, 2017 12:21 pm

Well that is one very lucky guy. Remind me to never go on a trip with the person that led that one! It says hes getting treated for rabies? Did he get bit by a bat or rat? Or possibly eat one?
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Follow-up on Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby Ernie Coffman » Sep 26, 2017 11:45 pm

The college suspended the caving club for now. And, looking at the NSS IO, apparently they weren't a grotto,
http://www.nssio.org/find_grotto_overview.cfm?state=IN
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Re: Oh, oh! A hiccup at Sullivan Cave in Indiana

Postby CaverScott » Sep 28, 2017 7:56 am

I don't believe they were ever a grotto since the Bloomington Indiana Grotto was in the same, small city. Also, I happen to have my 2007 NSS MM at work and they are not listed in that year.
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