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Cavers get rescue training at Schoharie County seminar

Cooperation key to saving victims

Terrence Lovell, right, slides down the side of a sinkhole in a Schoharie County forest on Tuesday to rig a rope rescue system as part of the the National Cave Rescue Commission seminar being held this week. Assisting at left is Jay Kennedy.
Terrence Lovell, right, slides down the side of a sinkhole in a Schoharie County forest on Tuesday to rig a rope rescue system as part of the the National Cave Rescue Commission seminar being held this week. Assisting at left is Jay Kennedy.
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Weeks ago, Glenn Segrest was descending into a 750-foot Georgia cave with transfusion supplies, on his way to help save the life of a fallen caver. “It was really the whole team that did it,” he said, “There were paramedics, a surgeon and a bunch of us cavers.” For the unaware, caving is the sport of climbing into very deep caves with ropes and head lamps, then crawling back out again. Thousands practice the sport ...

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