San Antonio Fire Department SAFD Rescues Student Trapped In Cave
Technical Rescue crews for the San Antonio Fire Department rescue a young woman trapped in the Robber Baron Cave.
The woman was there participating in a class field trip with Lee High School at the Robber Baron Preserve.
The rescue took eleven hours and required specialized tools to get through the many layers of limestone and granite. According to firefighters on scene, the woman was wedged in 14 inches of rock up to her chest, with her legs free in the cave below.
Crews saved the 18-year-old girls life by using their knowledge and patience to slowly break away each layer of stone trapping her in.
Coincidently, last month was the Technical Rescue Teams Cave Recertification so they were all freshly trained on cave rescue skills.
By EMTTrainingBase Staff
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