Gone But Not Forgotten
- Oct 29, 2003
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ScradjeThe Times, June 26, 2006
Caver’s remains finally recovered
The remains of an amateur explorer are recovered 41 years after he died while exploring a cave.
James Mitchell suffered exposure on a cold February day in 1965 while hanging from a harness in a cavern in Dolgeville, New York State.
Gallons of cold water poured over him every minute after he got stuck while descending a vertical shaft. The death of Mitchell, 23, a chemist from Massachusetts, prompted greater concerns about safety and the formation of rescue teams.
At the weekend his brother Bill emerged from the site — Schroeder’s Pants Cave — with a team who spent four hours recovering his bones and helmet. The occasion was filmed for a documentary. (AP)
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