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Kentucky Cave Rescue #289958

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 26, 1983
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(Studio) Late Floyd Collins recalled. 1925 scenes of cave tragedy shown. Happy ending to 1983 Kentucky cave crisis noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Livingston, Kentucky) Situation of trapped cave explorers explained. [MAN - announces all 8 of trapped explorers are fine.] Diagrams of cave exploration shown. [Caver Jill VEDDER - tells of experience.] [Jack HISSONG - considers possible errors made and possibility of having to bear rescue costs.]
REPORTER: John Sheahan (WKYT-TV tape)

Rather, Dan

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