Man died while rappelling in Stephens Gap Cave
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – A man died while rappelling in a cave in Stephens Gap Saturday evening.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office identified the climber as 20-year-old Phillip Whitehead.
The call came in around 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, according to police.
Authorities say Whitehead served in the army for about a year and was stationed in Fort Campbell.
WHNT News 19 reported on a death in Stephens Gap earlier this year in April.