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Rising water traps 19 people in Kentucky cave

Published 26/05/2016

The tour groups are trapped in a cave in the US state of Kentucky
The tour groups are trapped in a cave in the US state of Kentucky

Rising water from heavy rains has trapped 19 people in a Kentucky cave.

Horse Cave Fire Chief Donnie Parker said two tour groups are trapped in Hidden River Cave in south-central Kentucky.

He said two local police officers who tried to rescue the tourists are among those still inside.

The tour groups have been in the cave for several hours, and the authorities have not been in communication with them and are unsure where they are. Four people were able to escape.

A dive team and other rescue groups are at the scene.

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