BYU Student Rescued
Saturday, 04 September 2004 - The Daily Herald
A 23-year-old BYU student was rescued by Utah County Search and Rescue teams Saturday morning after being stuck in a narrow part of Nutty Putty Cave for more than seven hours.
David Crowther, from West Virginia, was with two friends in the cave at 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning when he got stuck in the maze portion of the cave, said Utah County Sgt. Spencer Cannon.
Cave crews used hammers and chisels to chip away rock around Crowther's body until he could slip out of the tight gap at 8:15 a.m.
"It was real slow going," Cannon said. "He had a little bit of room where he could move, but couldn't get past his hips and chest.
He was in pretty good spirits the whole time, besides a little pain from his position, he said.
Cannon said Crowther only suffered from minor bruising and discomfort and didn't need to be taken to the hospital for treatment.
It was the second case of someone getting stuck in Nutty Putty Cave in the past two weeks.
Accidents of this nature usually only happen once or twice a year, he said.
This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page C6.