Knox Cave article May 8, 1967

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY

College Student Is Rescued From Cave in Helderbergs

Dale Crim, 19, of 2045 Gray St., Schenectady, a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was trapped in a crevice at Knox Cave in the Helderbergs for about an hour on Sunday before he was freed by companions, using a rope.

Crim was uninjured and the members of his party said that he had at no time been in danger.

State Police were summoned as a "precautionary measure" since the weather was cold and they feared that Crim might suffer from exposure.

About 80 members of the Northeastern Regional organization of the National Speleological Society were spending the weekend in the Albany area making geological studies. Crim was a member of the group.

Six of the researchers were at Knox Cave when the mishap occurred at about 12:30 p.m.

Crim entered a narrow passage when his feet swung free and he was in a standing position, unable to descend further or climb out.

He was not wedged in the crevice, but companions found him too heavy to lift out.

Victor Baker, 22, another RPI student, improvised a rope hoist, tied it beneath Crim's shoulders, and pulled him to safety moments before the arrival of the State Police with rescue equipment.

Amsterdam Recorder Monday, May 8, 1967