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

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

May 28th, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Ellison's Cave features the deepest known cave pit in the continental United States, dropping 586 feet straight down.

Ellison's Cave features the deepest known cave pit...

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /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.

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