Body of trapped Utah spelunker won't be recovered

AP News
Posted: Nov 27, 2009 5:17 PM

The Utah cave where a 26-year-old medical student died earlier in the week will be closed permanently and his body will not be removed.

State and county officials made the announcement Friday afternoon, saying it was simply too dangerous to try to recover John Jones' body.

Jones died late Wednesday about 28 hours after getting wedged into a tight, unmapped passage of Nutty Putty Cave.

State officials plan to meet Monday to discuss the best way to permanently close the cave.