The other day a volunteer came back to the staff area where I was sitting and said “hi…i just wanted to give you a little FYI…but..one of our cabin leaders is stuck in the cave and can’t get out. They are waiting for a cave rescue guy to come and chisel him out.” Im like “WHAT!? ARE YOU KIDDING!?” Oh my word.
Turns out, the tour guide had offered some of the group to go back a little further into the cave, but warned everyone that if their chest was deeper than 10″, they shouldn’t go. Craig Matlock decided he’d go back. Somehow he got in, but while trying to exit, his sternum got stuck on a small rock and he just COULD NOT get through. So there he was…stuck and helpless. He wasnt in pain and he wasn’t panicking..he just had to wait. When the cave rescue guy came, he ended up not having to chisel him out. Instead, he had him step in strategic spots and some how he managed to get him unstuck. Phew! That will be a camp story that live in infamy!
Here’s the short video to prove it!