published Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Man rescued from near-death fall in Ellison's Cave identified as 54-year-old Dwight Kempf

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    Ellison's Cave features the deepest known cave pit in the continental United States, dropping 586 feet straight down.
    Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The identity of the caver who was seriously injured in a caving accident in Georgia has been revealed.

Dwight Kempf, 54, sustained a compound fracture of his femur (upper leg), possibly several broken ribs, and a possible fractured skull from the fall.

It took nearly 24 hours and more than 100 rescuers to reach Kempf, who fell and seriously injured himself in a north Georgia cave.

Read more at WRCB.

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