Official: Trapped tourists wade out of Kentucky cave

HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say all 19 people who were trapped in a Kentucky cave have waded through neck-deep water to get out.

Hart County Emergency Management Director Kerry McDaniel says the group of Clemson University students walked out of the cave without assistance Thursday after being trapped by rising water.

McDaniel says there is only one way in and out of the Hidden River Cave in south-central Kentucky.

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