4 Missing Cavers Found Safe, 'Cold And Wet'

Four cavers who went missing on an overnight spelunking trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been found safe.

The two men and two teenagers were found safe Friday afternoon. The wife of one of the cavers, Garry Blakesley, a 24-year-old youth minister in Maryville, reported the group missing around Friday morning.

That prompted a search of the Rainbow Falls Cave area of the park.

Park spokesman Bob Miller says the group was "cold and wet" but otherwise uninjured.

Also missing were Blakesley's brother, Dustin Blakesley, 17; Jake Layman, 17; and Chris Smith, 20, all of Owasso, Okla.


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