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Man stuck in cave at Iowa park; woman rescued
Rescue crews free woman, work to dislodge man stuck overnight in cave at Iowa state park
By The Associated Press

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) ' Rescue crews are working to free a man trapped in a cave at an Iowa state park.

Park Ranger Scot Dykstra says visitors discovered two people lodged in Wye (Y) Cave at Maquoketa Caves State Park about 8 p.m. Friday and alerted park staff.

Rescue crews from Maquoketa and Quad Cities were able to free the woman about 1 a.m. Saturday and continue to work to dislodge the man.



Rescuers have made verbal contact with the man, who Dykstra says became stuck while crawling through a narrow part of the cave.

The couple's names have not been released. The woman was treated at the scene.

The state park is northwest of Maquoketa, about half-way between Des Moines and Chicago. It features several caves visitors can explore on their own.


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