DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois man says he was surprised by the number of people who worked to rescue him while he was trapped in an Iowa cave over the weekend.
Twenty-year-old Logan Eliasen, of Port Byron, Ill., got trapped in a narrow part of a cave at Maquoketa Caves State Park while exploring during a camping trip. He was freed Saturday after being stuck for 20 hours.
Eliasen told the Quad-City Times (http://bit.ly/MnxbG2) he was surprised by the size of the rescue effort because he only saw two or three rescuers at once.
About a dozen people took turns crawling through 300 feet of twists and turns during the rescue effort. They chipped away at rock and tried to slide Eliasen out on a piece of plastic before he yanked himself loose.
Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com