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The video tells the story of a man who was trapped in a cave for 44 days. The man's friends and family tried to keep his spirits high by working to keep the cave open and by calculating how long he had been stuck. They were eventually able to bring him out and he was pronounced dead. The man's body was eventually entombed in the cave where he lay.

  • 00:00:00 In 1925, a man named Floyd Collins was trapped in a sand cave in Kentucky. He was able to make his way back to the surface using his hands and feet, but was eventually stuck in the cave due to a falling rock. He was able to free himself using a rock, but was eventually crushed by the weight of the rock.
  • 00:05:00 In this video, Floyd, a cave explorer, is trapped in a 60-foot-deep cave by his competitors. Floyd tries to find a way out, but all his limbs are pinned under his body and he is in a constant 54 degrees cold water. Floyd begs for help, but no one hears him. Floyd tries to find a way to make money by advertising his cave, but a problem arises when there are only a limited number of tourists. The competition between Floyd's cave and others quickly escalates into violence. Floyd finds a cable on his property and starts using it to bring tourists to his cave.
  • 00:10:00 In the video, a man finds a cave filled with big gypsum crystals and begins to explore it. He finds a small tunnel that leads to the cave's only entrance, and begins to dig to open it up for tourists. However, he is constantly fought by his father, Lee, who wants him to focus on farming instead of tourism. After 23 hours, a few locals start to worry about Floyd and go to check on him. They find his jacket still hanging up, and call for his brother, Homer. When he arrives, he makes his way down the chute and squeezes into the hole, reaching Collins before the locals do.
  • 00:15:00 In this video, Homer enters a cave to rescue his brother, Floyd, who is trapped in a wedged rock. It is difficult work, but eventually Homer manages to free Floyd. However, the rescue is not without risk; as soon as Homer removes one rock, another falls and knocks him to the ground. Despite the obstacles, Homer persists and rescues his brother.
  • 00:20:00 William Miller is trying to convince his boss to cover the story of a man trapped in a cave. He is convinced that this is an opportunity for good PR for the local newspaper, Manila, and he will make it happen. Miller enters the cave and finds himself stepping in puddles and having to correct his balance against the ever-softening walls. These were accumulating problems thanks to the gawkers outside who had lit campfires all around the entrance of the cave. The cave's stable environment is starting to shift, but Miller makes it further than most. He's finally able to reach Floyd and sits next to him ready to interview him, but Floyd doesn't really answer any of Miller's questions. Floyd is slowly dying from exposure and the cold is diminishing his mental faculties. Miller takes a few mental notes and leaves. Byrd, a thin but strong Louisville firefighter, is able to navigate the passages of the cave and brave The Squeeze. He manages to get through and grabs the rope, lowering himself to Floyd's position. It is not an optimistic sight. Floyd's condition is deteriorating well, but Miller thinks they have a "heck of a problem" but he is determined to save him. The Press at large is clamoring over each other for
  • 00:25:00 Homer and his friends attempt to rope-pull Floyd out of a cave, but the effort is too dangerous and Floyd may die. Gerald arrives and is able to free Floyd, but the effort is too much for him and he also faints. They decide to leave for now and come back later when they are better equipped.
  • 00:30:00 For three hours, Gerald worked hard moving large rocks to free a trapped man. However, when he tried to enter the cave again the locals refused to let him pass. Miller descended into the cave and freed Floyd using a rope pull. Floyd's story grew, and people gathered to hear his story and cheer for his eventual release.
  • 00:35:00 In the 1920s, the Floyd Collins incident became one of the largest non-political stories in American history. President Coolidge was in charge and Herbert Hoover followed the story closely. Congress paused session to ask about the latest news from Sand Cave. The Floyd Collins incident would explode into the third largest non-political story between World War one and World War II. All of this excitement brought an influx of people to Cave City, old population 690, new population 10,000. Hotels ran out of food, residents turned their homes into makeshift hotels and charged sizable premiums to let people nap in their bathtubs. The banks quickly ran out of on hand cash and 4,500 automobiles impatiently sat backed up for two miles from 20 different states to drive onto the Collins farm and turn their pristine Green Pastures into swampy parking lots. did blow all those tourists there? Miller trying to free Floyd all right a little bit of setup Floyd Miller some remaining Rubble Rock for anyone to lift the Rock by hand would be impossible because Floyd's body obstructs the hole Miller grabs a crowbar and shoves it through the Gap now he's going to lever it off Floyd's foot. The crowbar is now wedged against The Rock next he takes a Jack and
  • 00:40:00 The man in the cave, Casey Jones, recounts his experience of surveying the cave and hearing Floyd's cries for help. He eventually enters the cave and helps Floyd out of the pit. However, the cave-in that they had feared happens and they are all stranded. Gerald enters and leaves the cave multiple times to chip away at the debris, and the men manage to move enough rocks to save Floyd.
  • 00:45:00 In 1925, Gerald entered a sand cave to retrieve his friend Floyd. After the cave-ins, Gerald and the rescue team were faced with two options: rescue Floyd or give up. After much deliberation, they decided to dig down from above to save Floyd. They succeeded, and Floyd was saved. However, Gerald's story has a sad ending: the cave-ins caused the cave to collapse, and he died.
  • 00:50:00 In the early 20th century, an engineer named Clay Carmichael devised a plan to save a trapped miner named Floyd Collins. However, the cave's conditions quickly became too dangerous, and Floyd's survival was doubtful. Nevertheless, Carmichael and his team of volunteers kept working tirelessly until they finally freed Floyd. However, the false rumors circulating about Floyd's condition caused the authorities to become suspicious, and a hastily-held court martial ended with Floyd being discharged.
  • 00:55:00 The video tells the story of a man who was trapped in a cave for 44 days. The man's friends and family tried to keep his spirits high by working to keep the cave open and by calculating how long he had been stuck. They were eventually able to bring him out and he was pronounced dead. The man's body was eventually entombed in the cave where he lay.

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The story of the man in the cave begins with the death of Floyd Collins. His family was unable to afford a proper burial, so they signed his body over to a dentist for display. 100 years later, his body is finally recovered and buried. The motives of the men who robbed his grave are still unknown.

  • 01:00:00 The Collins family had to bury their dad after he passed away due to financial hardship, but his death didn't end there. Lee signed over Floyd's corpse to a dentist for display, which worked to Thomas' advantage as tourists continued to come to see him. The rest of the Collins family tried to get Floyd back but were unsuccessful. Lee is now dead, and Floyd is still on display, 100 years after his death.
  • 01:05:00 The two men who robbed a grave in a sand cave in Kentucky are finally apprehended, but their motives are still unknown. Floyd's body is removed from the cave and buried, and his story concludes with him being finally at peace.

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