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The man who died afterwards accepting ashore upside bottomward in a Utah cavern was no drifter to adventure.
John Jones' ancestors appear in a account Thursday that the 26-year-old had ventured into several caverns about St. George, breadth he was built-in and raised.
Friends and ancestors said Jones was an ardent explorer, The Salt Lake Tribune Tribune reports.
"John loves the outdoors and, forth with his brothers, had a able faculty of adventure," Dan Hunter, the family's abbey at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, apprehend from the statement.
The ambitious doctor had catholic aback home to Stansbury Park, Utah, for Thanksgiving back he got ashore upside bottomward in the Nutty Putty cavern Tuesday night at about 11 pm EST.
Jones was allotment of a accumulation of 11 exploring the accepted spelunking armpit amid 80 afar south of Salt Lake City for the aboriginal time.
"They've never been to Nutty Putty before, but they toured abounding harder caves in the Logan breadth that appropriate vertical aggressive skills," said cavern admission administrator Michael Leavitt. "They were qualified, John was qualified."
Six anxiety alpine and 190 pounds, Jones fell 700 anxiety and got trapped in the 18-inch advanced crevice. Admitting workers freed him briefly, he anon became ashore afresh and afterwards 28 hours of disturbing was arresting dead. His is the aboriginal accepted accident at the cave, according to the Utah County sheriff's office, admitting two bodies were rescued from the aforementioned atom in 2004.
Utah County Sheriff agent Sergeant Spencer Cannon told ABCNews.com that Jones was positioned about "straight up and down". Dr. Wendy Wright, an abettor assistant of neurology and neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, said this agency Jones best acceptable died of suffocation.
"The rib cage is congenital from the top-down so the lungs aggrandize into the anatomy cavity," she told ABCNews.com. Back one is upside down, however, "[the lungs] are alive adjoin the weight of your liver, of your belly and the breath anatomy accept a difficult time advantageous that."
Jones' anatomy would additionally accept been alive adamantine to pump claret adjoin gravity, Dr. Jay N. Cohn, a assistant at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, told ABCNews. The anatomy is not advised to anticipate claret from pooling in the arch back a being is upside bottomward for abiding periods -- which can advance to academician swelling, hemorrhages, branch failure, blackout and closing death.
On Thursday Jones’ ancestors thanked the about 100 Wasatch Front accomplishment workers who approved to chargeless Jones. The teams were slowed bottomward by the cave's adamantine surface, which slowed bottomward drilling. ABCNews.com letters that it took them an hour and a bisected to dent abroad bristles inches of rock.
"John's aftermost 24-some hours were spent trapped in a dark, bound abyss abysmal aural the Nutty Putty Cave," Hunter said. "We apperceive he fought with all he had to persevere and not lose hope."
Jones had been a sports activist back his boyhood years, his friend, Morgan Miles, told the Salt Lake Tribune. At St. George's Dixie High School he played basketball and was chief chic president. He was additionally an ardent affiliate of the Mormon Church.
While an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Jones met his wife Emily, whom he wed in 2006. The brace accept a 14-month-old babe called Elizabeth and afresh begin out their additional adolescent would be due in June.
A second-year medical apprentice at the University of Virginia, Jones was belief to become a pediatric cardiologist at the time of his death.
"[Jones had] a adept adeptness to chronicle to children," Hunter said.
Jones' burial is planned for Saturday in Stansbury Park, admitting accomplishment workers accept not yet been able to abolish his body. He is survived by his wife and babe as able-bodied as his parents, four brothers, two sisters and 16 nieces and nephews.
Nutty Putty Cavern is bankrupt until a accommodation is fabricated on whether to re-open it for approaching spelunkers.