The Nutty Putty Cave Tragedy
In November 2009, John Jones, his brother, and a number of friends, went exploring in Nutty Putty Cave. Thousands of people visited the popular cave every year, but Jones was the last tourist to ever delve into its passages. Deep in an unmapped portion, Jones got stuck, and rescuers worked for dozens of hours to free him. Jones died in the cave, which was later permanently sealed. A new feature film tells the story of the Nutty Putty tragedy and Tuesday we’re talking about it.
- Isaac Halasima wrote, directed, shot, and edited the feature film The Last Descent.
- Michael Leavitt served as the cave access manager at Nutty Putty at the time of its closure. He was a member of the rescue team trying to save John Jones.