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Byron boy rescued from Iowa cave

Associated Press

CRESCO, Iowa — A Minnesota teen-ager is recovering after being rescued from a cave near Cresco in northeast Iowa last weekend.

Officials say Andy Wernimont, 16, of Byron, was trapped in Skunk Cave for about 10 hours.

Authorities were called at about 1:30 p.m. last Saturday. The city’s fire department couldn’t rescue the boy, and several other agencies were called, including the Winneshiek and Filmore County sheriff’s offices.

Authorities finally freed the boy. He was treated at the scene and sent home with his father.

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Skunk Cave is about four miles east of Cresco.

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