February 14th, 2011
03:09 AM ET

2 University of Florida students die exploring Georgia cave

A state medical examiner will try to determine the cause of death of two University of Florida students who died over the weekend while exploring a cave in northwest Georgia.

Michael Pirie, 18, and Grant Lockenbach, 20, both died Saturday of what appears to be hypothermia, David Ashburn, director of Walker County emergency services, said late Sunday. Autopsies will be conducted, he said.

"Both passed away in Ellison's Cave in Walker County and their bodies are at the state medical examiner's office now," Ashburn said. "We think Grant went down first and Michael went down to help him."

Their bodies were removed from the cave late Saturday, he said.


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  1. crap

    @ brezzo, why would you talk so bad about people that you originated from,boy?

    February 14, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sees All Evil

    Never ceases to amaze me, all the the antiquated prejudice, the rediculous statements that show deep seated psychological issues. Hatred is such a wasteful selfdestructive emotion. Prejudice most times hurts the person afflicted with it far more than the person its directed towards. Love is the greatest gift from God. My prayers for the family and friends of these young men. Its very sad this happened so sorry for thier loss.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. beezo

    And get it right its BEEZO not breezo.....see stupid and stank

    February 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. some emo kid

    CNN, please report breezo to his local ISP and get his mom's internet turned off so she can't play internet poker anymore.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. crap

    AND.. WHO did your mamma come from?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • beezo

      She was spawned from bread mold, like the other fungi.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Genesis

    I cnt believe hrs later u r still on here. I pray God blesses u with a hobby or a girl friend. it is valentines day. hey u may get lucky.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 4x4 Jeepmom

    So sad , this is a story of two teens who died and all u beezo is talk nasty and racist get a grip boy . Jeepers show some if you have any respect.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. polishmillrite

    If beezo ot a grip, he'd still be typing with 8 fingers

    February 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
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