Orem Teen Celebrates Anniversary By Returning To Cave

Orem Teen Celebrates Anniversary By Returning To Cave

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OREM (KSL News Services) -- Today marks the one-year anniversary for an Orem teenager who spent the night trapped in the nutty putty cave in Utah County. He's going back for the first time to face his fears even with the cave tragedy that took place yesterday in Provo.

Brock Clark was trapped upside down for 15 hours after sliding into a passage. ”You’re getting compacted by the walls and you’re sinking deeper and deeper into this little tight spot so every time you breathe you go down farther and farther. You just try to stay alive,” he says.

Clark says he told rescuers to give up but they eventually pulled him out of the hole with ropes. ”After I’d been in there a while, I started to just go numb and I started to get really tired and I thought well, this is it. So I said, you did your best, I'm probably on my way out.”

He says he needs to overcome his fear of what happened to him. He still suffers nerve damage from being wedged in the passageway.

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