WFFD on Pinky's Cave Incident

WFFD on Pinky's Cave Incident

WICHITA FALLS, TX - Four juveniles took a wild ride through a drainage system in Wichita Falls Tuesday.

    "We were called for a water rescue. It was in the area of Avenue L and Monroe and they actually gave the location of Pinky's Cave which we know very well where it's at," Wichita Falls Fire Department Chief Jon Reese said.

    Those kids took a nearly three mile ride from Pinky's Cave off Kell Blvd. and Monroe to the Martin Plaza Park, but they were all okay.

    "It's not a safe place to be especially during the rain," Chief Reese said.

    Reese said Pinky's Cave is a storm water gathering area that collects all the storm water from north of Kell from Kemp Blvd. including neighborhoods around Old High and it funnels it down to a single point underneath Kell Blvd.

    "We highly discourage kids and even adults to not go around places where the water is gathering, especially in a place like that, where it gathers it from two or three square miles and empties it into a small flume at a high rate of speed. It's just not a safe thing to do," Chief Reese said.

    City officials said closing off Pinky's Cave is not an option, because homes in the area would flood during heavy rains. But things are in the works to improve that area.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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