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Rescue at Glade Cave

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Update August 2, 2011:

Sarah Murphy, who was rescued Monday afternoon from an Augusta County cave, has been released from the University of Virginia Medical Center.

The 18-year-old from Laurel, Maryland was about 315 feet inside a cave near Mount Solon when she had a seizure and fell about 20 feet.


Emergency crews had to go into Glade Cave near Mount Solon Monday to rescue a young woman.

An 18-year old woman was about 315 feet inside the cave when she suffered a seizure and fell about 20 feet.

Emergency crews used a rope and pulley system to get her out, and treated her for hypothermia. It's 52 degrees in the cave, and she was in cold water.

She was flown to the University of Virginia with a possible head injury. The rescue took just over an hour.

The woman was part of a group from nearby Camp May-Flather, which is affiliated with the Girl Scouts.