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

Line Pulled Away by Second Diver

Incident Date


Incident Description

1971 Ogof Tarddiant Hepste: The line was very loosely laid in upstream Sump 1. On one occasion a diver was jumping the line from one loose coil to the next. He snagged his kit on a roof pendant in mid-jump and paused to free himself. Behind him another diver was being more cautious collecting the line up and passing it under him. While the leading diver was freeing himself the second diver pulled the line away from him. Looking for the line the first diver swam around in his silt and found an air bell. Just at that moment diver number two appeared and was summarily grabbed by one fin.

Lessons Learned

Use advanced line management techniques. Be aware of the issues of diving with other divers.
Line Management Major
Gas Management Unknown
Equipment Management Unknown
Equipment Failure Unknown
Training Major
Medical Unknown
Planning Unknown
Procedural Error Major
Cave Environment Unknown
Weather Unknown
Other Factor