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Multiple counties responding to Cave City rescue

Staff Report

Barren County Emergency Management has confirmed they are working to rescue a woman at a property located on North Dixie Highway in Cave City directly across from Wigwam Village.

Emergency responders from multiple counties are currently on the scene.

Unconfirmed reports have shared that a subject was digging a ditch or trench when a female subject became trapped under dirt and debris. The BCP is working to confirm this information.

No other details are available now as the situation is an active emergency rescue.

Update at 6:17 p.m.:

According to the dispatch call on Broadcastify, the woman’s mother called to report the female was working in a ditch that has caved in and buried her in the dirt. At the time of the call, the female’s husband was attempting to dig her out.

Update at 6:38 p.m.

The female is being transported by Barren-Metcalfe EMS for non-life-threatening injuries to the University of Louisville. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on July 1.

Her upper torso was uncovered from the dirt first and the subject was breathing and talking. Medical care was provided to her during rescue operations.

Bowling Green Fire Department was requested for use of their trench rescue equipment.

Emergency crews from Cave City Fire Department, Barren County Emergency Management, Barren-Metcalfe EMS, Cave City Police Department, and Bowling Green Fire Department responded to the scene, according to Barren County Emergency Management Deputy Director Marcus Thurman.

Emergency responders from multiple counties are currently attempting to rescue a female in Cave City. JPI Photo | Mary Beth Sallee


At the scene of a trench rescue operation where a woman was buried in the dirt. She is en route to University of Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries. Photo submitted

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