The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Cave/Cliff team assisted in a cave rescue in Van Buren County Friday evening. 

A 72-year old male caver became trapped in a pit after a boulder rolled down a slope and landed on his pelvis.  He was trapped for over nine hours.

More than 25 volunteers from the Cave/Cliff team responded to the call.  Rescuers used special equipment to move the rock away from the patient's body and successfully extracted him from the cave around just before 11:00p.m.EST.

He was taken to Erlanger Medical Center by Life Force.