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Cave rescue will cost the state

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

State officials have agreed to reimburse the Cedar Rapids Fire Department more than $10,000 for the cost of rescuing a man who was trapped in a cave for more than 20 hours this May.

Logan Eliasen and Emma Thomson were stuck in Wye Cave at Maquoketa Caves State Park.

Thomson was rescued that same night but Eliasen was trapped for 20 hours and crews tried to free him.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the Iowa Executive Council voted 3 to 0 to approve the transfer of funds.

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