Man rescued after getting trapped in a South Knoxville cave

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- It took rescue workers about an hour to free a man stuck in a South Knoxville cave.

Captain D.J. Corcoran, with the Knoxville Fire Department, confirms that friends with the trapped man called 911 around 3:30 Saturday afternoon.

Around 15 people were part of the rescue crew that was called to the scene near Cherokee Trail and Spruce Ridge Way.

Rescuers lowered something called a "medical gator" into the cave to help free the man.

The victim was not hurt.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Rescue workers are on the scene of a cave rescue.

Knoxville Police dispatchers confirm a man is trapped in a cave around the area of Cherokee Trail and Spruce Ridge Way in South Knoxville.

We have a crew on the scene and will have updates on local8now.com and Local 8 News at 11.


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