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Incident Report 2020-05-01T16:26:00+00:00

Pushing thirds too far

Incident Date


Incident Description

An experienced cave diver was exploring and surveying a system in Florida and by his own admission had been pushing his air margins beyond the thrids rule. On return from exploration and surveying the diver ran out of air and died. It is possible that line entanglement was a contributory factor.

Lessons Learned

Gas management is critical.
Line Management Unknown
Gas Management Major
Equipment Management Unknown
Equipment Failure Unknown
Training Unknown
Medical Unknown
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Unknown
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
Other Factor Unknown