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

Buoyancy Control

Incident Date

1906-11-05

Incident Description

1970 Wookey Hole: A number of divers have reported having difficulty and overbreathing when attempting to ascend the 12m pitch on the Shallow Route to Wookey 20. Others have reported the results of descending this pitch overweighted crashing head first onto the floor.

Lessons Learned

Use the correct amount of lead. Practice buoyancy control in a safe environment.
Factors
Line Management Unknown
Gas Management Unknown
Equipment Management Major
Equipment Failure Unknown
Training Major
Medical Unknown
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Unknown
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
Other Factor Unknown