Floyd Collins

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Birthday
20, 1887
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 13, 1925 (37)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1887
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Feb 13, 1925 (37)

About

Kentucky cave explorer who became a national sensation after becoming trapped at Sand Cave.

Before Fame

His family owned Crystal Cave, a beautiful but remote cave, and Collins embarked on a mission to find an entrance to it from the more commonly visited network.

Trivia

His ordeal at Sand Cave became headline news, with reports on his rescue status gluing people to the new medium of radio.

Family Life

He was born in Auburn, Kentucky.

Associated With

His ordeal in the cave somewhat resembled that of the climbrer Aaron Ralston, though Ralston's had a happier outcome.