Following the welcome news of Josh Bratchley’s successful rescue whilst cave diving in the USA, the sad news was received of the sudden death of Ian Cummins, a prospective Northern Section member. Ian was an extremely accomplished and popular caver and climber who was learning to cave dive and almost ready to join the CDG. His death through natural causes came as a great shock to all of those who knew him. An appropriate tribute to Ian is planned for the next Newsletter.
The successful AGM, organised by the Somerset Section, saw me elected for another year (thank you). The deadline for contributions of dive logs, diary events, diver status changes and other notices for inclusion in the next Newsletter is 1st September, although I am happy to receive them sooner. Safe diving.