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Fundraiser for Ellison’s Cave Rescuers Surpasses Goal

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A fundraising campaign to benefit the Ellison's Cave rescuers has surpassed its goal of $5,000.

This campaign was started by friends and family of Dwight Kempf who suffered a broken femur and fractured skull when he fell 30 feet during a trip in Ellison's Cave located in North Georgia.

The campaign's aim is to raise money toward equipment and training for rescuers to ensure that anyone else who requires their assistance, will get it.

Over 100 men and women responded to the call on Sunday, May 26th.  It took crews 22 hours to bring him to the surface from a depth of more than 800 feet below the ground.

Kempf was taken to Erlanger Medical Center in critical condition.

He is now undergoing rehab in Atlanta.

The latest total is $5403.


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