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BEND, OR -- A Bend man was hurt while trying to get out of Bessie Butte Cave, near China Hat Road, Saturday afternoon. Bend Firefighters and Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies set up a technical rescue to bring the man out of the cave through a 30-foot vertical section. 

 
Officials say Tyrell Bailey and his climbing partners had limited experience and lacked the proper gear for the cave. Bailey was taken by medics to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 
 

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