The body of cave explorer William Floyd Collins was laid to rest for the fifth time Friday, 64 years after his entrapment and death in a cave.
"Hopefully this will be for the last time," said Collins' nephew, Eugene Collins of Horse Cave.Collins was pronounced dead Feb. 16, 1925, 18 days after he entered Sand Cave in western Kentucky.
After his death, his body was recovered from the cave and buried, later exhumed for public display, stolen and dumped along the Green River, and then put back on display.
The cave where Collins died is now part of Mammoth Cave National Park, about 30 miles north of Bowling Green. Relatives and the National Park Service worked out arrangements to reinter the body.