7 rescued from southern Indiana cave

(Photo Courtesy: DNR)
(Photo Courtesy: DNR)

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have rescued seven people who didn’t exit a southern Indiana cave as planned Sunday morning.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said in a statement late Sunday that two cavers had been escorted from Binkley’s Cave near Corydon. The other five were pulled out around 3 a.m. Monday. All seven were treated for hypothermia and exposure.

The DNR said the group of experienced cavers were conducting a survey of the cavern and failed to exit after a 15-hour trip. The agency says high water levels in the cave hampered search efforts.

Indiana conservation officers and National Cave Rescue Commission personnel conducted the search and rescue operation.

The cave is located about 135 miles south of Indianapolis.

(Photo Courtesy: DNR)
(Photo Courtesy: DNR)