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

Line Burried in Deep Silt

Incident Date

1907-01-05

Incident Description

1972: The 200m Sump 3 in this cave turns a sharp corner before surfacing and is partially blocked by a black silt bank which can easily reduce visibility to zero. On two occassions a diver had difficulty returning through this area having pulled the line across the silt bank. Both times the diver virtually dug his way through on the second or third attempt.

Lessons Learned

Use advanced line management techniques.
Factors
Line Management Major
Gas Management Negligible
Equipment Management Negligible
Equipment Failure Negligible
Training Minor
Medical Negligible
Planning Negligible
Procedural Error Negligible
Cave Environment Negligible
Weather Negligible
Other Factor Unknown