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With water rising, 19 people waded through neck-deep water to escape Kentucky cave

With water rising, 19 people waded through neck-deep water to escape Kentucky cave

Gary Russell was a mile deep in a Kentucky cave, leading a group of geology students on a five-hour tour, when he turned a corner and saw water rushing by where water wasn't supposed to be.

He had no way to communicate with the outside world. He had no idea that a flash flood was pouring through the cave's passages toward them, or that dozens of rescuers were already gathering at the entrance to begin a perilous hours-long journey to rescue them.

All he knew was that water wasn't supposed to be this deep in the cave, and that meant trouble.

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