|Several members of the Scottsboro-Jackson County Rescue |
Squad and other rescue personnel rescued an 18-year-old
man from Stephens Gap Cave after he fell into the vertical
cave while exploring it with a group of friends.
Jordan Garren of the Limrock community near here was exploring the vertical cave with some friends when he fell, said squad spokesman Eddie Tigue. He said squad members removed Garren by means of a rope and a basket.
Tigue said Garren received a possible broken leg and a cut to the forehead. Squad members transported the victim about a mile over extremely rugged terrain to an ambulance, which then carried him a short distance to an awaiting Air Evac helicopter.
Garren was flown to Huntsville Hospital where his condition was not immediately known. But his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Tigue said.
The squad was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, the Limrock-Aspel Volunteer Fire Department and paramedics from Highlands Medical Center ambulance service