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The three students reported missing by the team leader’s wife were believed missing in caves in Independence County, Arkansas, since Wednesday night. The students were found Thursday afternoon in a cave near Cushman, Ark.. Late Wednesday night the Independence County Sheriff’s office was advised to look in the area of Blowing Cave.
The three students were on a spelunking trip led by ASU senior Casey Sherwood, 25, of Jonesboro, Ark. The two other students were first year students, Daiki Itoh, 19, and Daisuke Takogi, 18 both of Japan.
Acting ASU Chancellor Lynita Cooksey thanked the rescue team of Independence County and all the volunteers who came forward to assist. “We are so grateful for their hard work in locating Daiki, Daisuke and Casey. We are awaiting further information from county officials near the cave in Independence County.”