Three college students were rescued Sunday after spending two days in a narrow limestone cave under the streets of Austin, Texas.
What stands out to me about the rescue effort is that high-tech gear was of little or no use to the emergency workers.
Cell phones and even radios were useless in the underground complex. Rescue workers resorted--successfully--to a Vietnam-era phone system, thousands of feet of telephone cable, and glow sticks, according to an article in the Austin-American Statesman. And, oh yeah, just as important were the skinny rescue workers who were willing to subject themselves to the claustrophobia-inducing cave. … Read more