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MU student in fair condition after fall at Devil's Icebox

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 6:15 p.m. CST; updated 8:38 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Grant Cartwright, 18, an MU student, is loaded into the back of an ambulance on Tuesday. Cartwright fell into Devil's Icebox in Rock Bridge State Park while exploring with friends.

COLUMBIA — MU student Grant Cartwright fell about 25 feet into the Devil's Icebox Cave just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Cartwright, 18, had been walking with friends in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park when he went off the boardwalk to "explore on his own," his friend Joshua Green said. He was climbing the fence to get back onto the boardwalk when he slipped and fell into the fissure that leads into the cave.

"He was yelling at first, and shouting he was in pain," Green said. Haley Cajandig, Cartwright's girlfriend, ran down the stairs and helped him out of the cave before emergency responders arrived.

According to Boone County Fire Protection District Lt. Stephen Dunkin, a fire engine and an ambulance were dispatched along with 12 personnel. Cartwright was taken to the ambulance on a backboard, and Dunkin said his condition was stable. 

 


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mike mentor November 30, 2011 | 9:06 a.m.

Get well soon Grant!

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