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NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A female spelunker had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a crevice at a cave in New Milford.

 Firefighters tell The News-Times of Danbury  the woman and a male companion were inside Tory’s Cave off Route 7 Monday afternoon when she went into an 8-foot crevice and could not get out.

Her partner spent several hours trying to extricate her before calling for help.

A firefighter was able to climb into the crevice and used materials handed to him by other rescue workers to build up its floor until the woman was able to climb to safety.

The spelunkers declined to give their names, but told the newspaper they were “adventurers” from Connecticut who had explored caves around the nation.
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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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