UPDATE: Both Men Freed From Natural Well on Monte Sano, Both Okay
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Good news – Huntsville Fire & Rescue crews freed two men from a deep pit on Monte Sano earlier Thursday.
One man came out after 12:30 p.m. and teams got the second man out just after 1:15 p.m.
The men were rappelling in Natural Well, a deep pit/cave about a mile off Panorama Drive.
A third man was with them, but it doesn’t appear he went in. He’s okay, and may have been the person who called for help.
Capt. Frank McKenzie, public information officer for Huntsville Fire & Rescue, said crews rappelled down the well to get the men out.
They were about 100 feet down, and the well itself is about 225 feet deep. Vehicles for the various rescue groups parked along Panorama Drive and waited for the crews to walk out of the woods.
The men who were rappelling decided to stay in the woods, we’re told. However, they are okay.