Missouri fire department crew comments on recent mine shaft rescue

  • Source: WDAF-TV FOX 4 Kansas City
  • Published: 07/10/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Emergency responders with the Kansas City Fire Department helped rescue two people from an abandoned mine shaft early Sunday morning. Authorities say they got the victims out in about 30 minutes. “The cave was pitch black,” KCFD Fire Captain Chris Vandermillion said. “We were fortunate to have lights, ropes and that helped in finding them.” The 30-year-old man and 22-year-old woman told authorities they went inside the cave around 11 p.m. Saturday after the Kenny Chesney concert. The victims became disoriented and were unable to find their way out. Just after 4 a.m., they found a spot with a cell signal to call 911, but they were far from the entrance. KCFD had two rescue teams on foot and one outside the cave on standby.


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