Cave Rescue

Persons needing help for an in-cave emergency should call 911 or the local emergency number.

If you are reporting cavers that have not returned from a cave trip, it is usually most appropriate to contact your local 911 dispatch; they can either direct your call to the appropriate emergency service or begin the process for a missing person report.

Cave Rescue Contact:

Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)

The VDEM serves MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, WV

(804) 674-2400

National Cave Rescue Commission, Eastern Region

Other Contacts

Cave Rescue Telephone Numbers