Sheriff Morgan Millirons tells News 7, 26 year old David Roeslen, fell into the opening of a small cave around 3:00 p.m. Friday.
This happened on Clover Hollow Road in the Newport area.
The cave is on state owned property.
It took rescue crews nearly 12 hours to free Roeslen.
His hips were wedged between two rocks. The main medical concern for him was hypothermia.
Roeslen was flown to the hospital on Life Guard around 3 a.m. after he was freed.
He's listed in good condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.