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The rescue of 7 cavers underway in southern Indiana

CORYDON, Ind. – Authorities have seven cavers who do not shut down a southern Indiana cave as planned on the Sunday morning.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said in a statement late Sunday that the two cavers had accompanied from the Binkley’s Cave near Corydon and treated for hypothermia and exposure. The DNR said, “the other five are currently being assisted from the cave by additional rescue personnel, and are still a few hours from the cave.”

The DNR said the seven experienced cavers who will carry out a survey of the cave and were expected to exit after a 15 hour journey. The agency says a high water level in the cave hampered search efforts.

Indiana conservation officers and the National Cave rescue Commission staff are conducting the search and rescue operation.

The cave is located approximately 135 miles south of Indianapolis.

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