Fatality at South Pittsburg Preserve

We are saddened to report the death of a visitor to South Pittsburg Pit Preserve on the afternoon of Sunday, January 31. He was with a group of five cavers and had a mishap while on rappel.

A team from the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Rescue Service assisted South Pittsburgh Fire/Rescue, Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office, and South Pittsburg Police Department. No other details have been released from law enforcement.

Our thoughts are with his family in this time of loss. Out of respect, we have suspended issuing any permits to this Preserve until after February 7.