• Short Summary

    ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS ROCKED THE VIRGINIA COUNTRYSIDE OVER THE WEEK-END BEFORE 11 EXPLORER SCOUTS AND THEIR LEADER WERE RESCUED FROM A CAVE, LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. (this would make the date: 11/8/58)
    BUT THE ONLY INJURY WAS ONE BROKEN WRIST, SUFFERED BY SCOUT CHARLIE HARRIS (CQ).

  • Description

    ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS ROCKED THE VIRGINIA COUNTRYSIDE OVER THE WEEK-END BEFORE 11 EXPLORER SCOUTS AND THEIR LEADER WERE RESCUED FROM A CAVE, LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. (this would make the date: 11/8/58)
    BUT THE ONLY INJURY WAS ONE BROKEN WRIST, SUFFERED BY SCOUT CHARLIE HARRIS (CQ).

    THE PARTY, SHOWN BEING BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE, GOT INTO TROUBLE WHILE EXPLORING THIS CAVE NEAR ROANOKE, SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

    THE UNLUCKY CHARLIE HARRIS TUMBLED DOWN A 50 FOOT SLOPE WHILE THE GROUP WAS APPROXIMATELY ONE-THOUSAND FEET BELOW THE SURFACE.

    SCOUT LEADER, C.H. HINNANT (CQ), WENT FOR HELP.

    SOMEHOW, THINGS BECAME CONFUSED AND IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE SCOUTS WERE TRAPPED BY A CAVE IN. HUNDREDS OF PERSONS RUSHED TO THE SCENE.

    WHEN THE BOYS WERE BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE, THEY WERE WIDE-EYED AT ALL THE COMMOTION THEY HAD CAUSED.

    THEY SAID THERE HADN'T BEEN ANY ROCK SLIDE. NOBODY HAD BEEN TRAPPED. IT WAS JUST THAT CHARLIE HARRIS HAD BROKEN HIS WRIST AND EVERYBODY DECIDED TO STAY DOWN AND SIT IT OUT WITH HIM UNTIL A STRETCHER COULD BE LOWERED.

    THEY WERE ALL COLD AND SHIVERING. BUT GOOD OLD CHARLIE HARRIS EXPRESSED THE FEELINGS OF THE GROUP WHEN HE SAID, "WE HAD FUN. I'D LIKE TO GO DOWN AGAIN."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAODJCTJ508Z4VK69KMBJOI1I6
    Media URN:
    VLVAODJCTJ508Z4VK69KMBJOI1I6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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