Utah Officials Begin Sealing Nutty Pu...

Utah Officials Begin Sealing Nutty Putty Cave

There are 8 comments on the Fox13Now story from Dec 3, 2009, titled Utah Officials Begin Sealing Nutty Putty Cave. In it, Fox13Now reports that:

The Utah County Sheriff's Office has begun to seal off the deadly Nutty Putty Cave.

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Thunder God

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Dec 3, 2009
This is stupid. Why dont we seal off the roads to keep people from dying while driving. Better yet, lock us in our homes so we cant go outside to hurt ourselves...wait we have electricity and gas.... cant stay inside.

How many people have negotiated this without harm? It is a risk you take when you do something such as this.... the family should be pissed off that they are sealing something that was enjoyed by thousands.

Pull the corpse out, if it tears, oh well...hes dead already.
Frumpster

Provo, UT

#2 Dec 3, 2009
I think they should just seal off the part where John Jones is and put a brass placard in brick and morter With his name and the date he died in the cave. This would serve as a reminder to others exploring the cave of the potential hazards.

I would have an $20.00 exploration fee for those who would go in the cave that they would have to purchase to enter the cave and have an Iron entrance gate with a key given out by some state agency. Also steep fines and penalties for anyone breaking the rules or entering the cave without the exploration tag. The funds would be put into an interest bearing account to cover expenses of monitoring and any rescue situations arising as a result of exploring the cave.

Man has forever desired and died exploring the vast parts of our earth. Maybe we should build a tall fence around Mt. Everest and close it as well. People die there all of the time.
Erin

United States

#4 Dec 8, 2009
Wish I could have seen the inside before it was sealed. Sad, for the cave, and for John Jones.

Oh, and Frumpster:

Mt. Everest isn't gated because it's not in Capitalist-America. LOL.
stormi

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Dec 8, 2009
I'm so glead that they are sealing the cave. it's already happened twice before that. We don't want that to happen again.
Erin

United States

#6 Dec 8, 2009
Then seal off dangerous areas, and/or, properly mark the areas with skull and crossbones or something. From what I understand, gathering this opinion from the ventures of other posters/readers, this cave was deemed an amateur-level recreation area, and was thoroughly enjoyed by thousands of people who stuck to the main passageways. This Jones guy was EXPLORING an unmapped area, which obviously turned out to be a very poor decision.

Just as it is in many other cases and with other issues in life, one person ruins it for the rest of us.
aubrey bennett_

Atlanta, GA

#7 Dec 17, 2009
i think it's dumb to close the caves for good. someone could get hurt at disneyland even die but you wouldn;t close the entire park. i think with proper regulations you could continue to le people enjoy the caves like they have been. sealing the caves will only drive people to find similar spots to spelunk..
StaisUK

UK

#8 Dec 21, 2009
I think this is more about the fact that this cave is now effectively John's grave rather than the fact that others could get stuck.

What I don't get is that news keeps reporting it as an un-mapped area, if it's un-mapped then why does it have a name (Bob's push)? Surely un-mapped would mean it's never really been explored. But I know nothing about caving so perhaps that is a naive question.
Erin

United States

#9 Dec 21, 2009
There were discrepancies in much of the information the media gathered about where the body is located. From what I understand, based on the accounts of the team that was with John exploring the cave, he is stuck in an unmapped area near Ed's Push, not Bob's Push.

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