Tourist Dies At Mammoth Cave !!!

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Tourist Dies At Mammoth Cave !!!

Postby Larry E. Matthews » May 10, 2012 5:27 pm

The Channel 5 Television news here in Nashville just reported that a 67-year old tourist died on a tour at Mammoth Cave today. Probably a heart attack.

Anybody have any more information?

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Re: Tourist Dies At Mammoth Cave !!!

Postby Squirrel Girl » May 10, 2012 6:12 pm

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Re: Tourist Dies At Mammoth Cave !!!

Postby NZcaver » May 11, 2012 2:03 am

NPS Press Release:

A visitor touring Mammoth Cave passed away in the cave on the afternoon of May 9, 2012.

William Larry Martin, 67, of Bronson, Florida, was on the 11:00 a.m. Historic cave tour when he became ill in River Hall, about one and one-half miles into the two-mile tour. The tour guides telephoned their supervisor on the surface for assistance at 12:20 p.m. and immediately began CPR. Emergency medical technician rangers and a rescue crew entered the cave at 12:35 p.m. and arrived on the scene at 12:45 p.m.

In River Hall, rangers administered CPR and applied an automatic external defibrillator (AED). In spite of these efforts, Mr. Martin did not survive and was declared dead at 1:18 p.m.

Mammoth Cave National Park personnel and Edmonson County EMS personnel assisted in the incident. ... e-tour.htm
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