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Byer's Cave Rescue 1.1.16

posted Jan 4, 2016, 7:40 PM by CHC Rescue Service
The Cave/Cliff Unit was requested to respond to Dade County, GA on New Year's Day to assist multiple agencies in a difficult cave rescue in Byer's Cave on Fox Mountain. Over 25 CHCRS members responded and worked with rescuers from the Dade County Mountain Rescue and Walker County Cave Rescue to successfully extract a critically injured victim of a 30 foot fall deep in the cave. Rescuers worked through the night moving the patient through a series of tight canyons and short vertical drops. South Dade Firefighters and the Georgia Forestry Services worked on the surface to create a road to the cave to accelerate the rescue once the patient reached the cave entrance. Overall, the incident lasted approximately 12 hours.