Crews work to res­cue 5 trapped in Vir­ginia cave

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Au­thor­i­ties say five men have been trapped in a cave in south­west Vir­ginia after heavy rains drenched the area.

Emergency man­age­ment of­fi­cials say six men en­tered Cy­clops Cave near Cleve­land and had planned to camp overnight Saturday un­til rains made it dif­fi­cult for them to get out. A 22-year-old man man­aged to get out at about 2 a.m. Sun­day.

State and lo­cal crews were work­ing Sun­day to plan and ex­e­cute res­cue efforts.

The cave is roughly 7 miles long, but Chrimes says the men weren’t very far into it when they became trapped.

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