John Edward Jones He is 26 years old and loves to cave (cave exploration) with his family. So, on November 24, 2009, he used his vacation to explore a deep cave. Nut pasteLocated in southeastern Utah, America. However, it all ended in tragedy.
John, recently married with a young daughter, was studying medicine in Virginia, but decided to reminisce about his days in the Utah caves. He did it with his brother Josh and nine friends.
According to Howstuffworks magazine, the caves are popular with Boy Scouts and college students. However, its popularity waned when many experienced situations of tension and fear by being trapped there.
John, who weighs 90 kg and is 1.80 cm tall, stands out from the rest of the crowd and enters a path that many call him. “birth canal”One of the well-known structures of Nutty Putty Cave.
Although the space was very small, John tried to exhale through a space 25 cm wide x 45 cm high, but suddenly he realized a grave mistake. “Took a wrong turn and got stuck at a 70 degree angle”He described.
John is almost stuck in uncharted territory “Bob Bush”. “His brother was the first to find him. He tried to grab her legs, but she slid him up and down. By then, his hands were unable to move either,” explained the archeology magazine Altogether Interesting.
With no other choice, Josh left the scene and the first thing he did was call the authorities. His older brother was trapped 30 meters below the surface, and by the time help arrived, three and a half hours had already passed.
By Susie Moolah He was the first to arrive in the area where John was, he told The Salt Lake Tribune of the brief conversation he had with the young man. “Thanks for coming, but I want to go out”He pointed out.
For the next 24 hours, at least 100 rescuers They worked hard to get him out of the cave alive. The strategy they used was to tie it with a system of pulleys and ropes to move it.
But the operation failed when a pulley jumped from its anchor point due to the loose clay on the surface and John returned to his starting position. The 70 degree angle He was under a strain on his body, especially his vital organs.
John was trapped for 27 hours until his heart went into cardiac arrest. The 26-year-old died shortly before midnight on November 25, 2009.
“He will be remembered for his good nature, charming sense of humor, strong work ethic, genuine love for people, outstanding ability with children, unwavering love and faith,” his family said in a statement. .
Rescuers were unable to recover John’s body, which remains in the cave to this day. The Utah School and Institutions Trust Land Administration explained that removing it would be too complicated and would put a rescuer’s life at risk in the process.
John’s family agreed and as a tribute, his loved ones placed a plaque outside the cave. Also, a movie was made in his memory “The Last Descent”.
The film was released in 2016, and tells the story of John, his recovery process that keeps all of Utah on edge, and his family life. Actor Chadwick Hobson was responsible for portraying the young American.
What happened to his family?
Presently, John’s wife Emily remarried and gave birth to 2 children, one of whom was named John. Lives in Peoria, Illinois. During an interview with Desert Outlet, the woman mentioned Her ex-husband is one of the most marked of her.
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