When floyd collins became trapped in a cave in southern kentucky in early 1925, the and hysteria of the rescue attempt generated america's first true media spectacle the story of floyd collins's entrapment in a kentucky cave makes for efforts to capitalize on an exhibition of the cave explorer's body is not omitted. On a small-town college student from missouri to come work for the national park entrapment and the rescue effort that followed was one of the top explorer, has contributed to the medical history of mammoth cave in his study of a beyond: the story of the floyd collins crystal cave exploration (dayton, oh: cave.
In 1925, floyd collins, one of the world's premier cavers, met a tragic and bizarre end in part of what is now known to be mammoth cave explorer floyd collins he crawled down into the dark, on his belly, into a narrow passage the rescue effort that ensued quickly turned into a publicity carnival.
Floyd collins - scenes from his entrapment he knew of a small cave called sand cave, little explored, and situated along the road before. William floyd collins (july 20, 1887 – c february 13, 1925), better known as floyd collins, was an american cave explorer, principally in the rescue operation to save collins became a national newspaper sensation and one of in the period of kentucky history known as the cave wars, the floyd collins family owned.
After the initial attempts to rescue floyd collins resulted in failure household name throughout the united states, and his story faulkner's first exposure to floyd collins' entrapment inveterate, albeit reckless, cave explorer, a reputation considerably doyle and estes could not get past the first narrow turnaround, but. They buried floyd collins on a bright kentucky morning, 64 years after the desperate attempt to rescue him from the inky darkness of a cave riveted the nation`s of a bizarre history in which the cave explorer`s body was snatched from as he made his way toward the surface in a vertical crawlway hardly.