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On 21st of September a 37 years old man died in Budapest in the Molnar Janos cave. (This a 6 kilometers long warm water cave system in the heart in the capital of Hungary.) There were six qualified cave in the group, the report says it was an exploration dive. The maximum depth was about 45 meters and bottom time was 90 minutes. Just after surfacing one of the divers told to his buddies he didn't feel well. He collapsed but the other divers helped him out of the cave and started resuscitation immediately. The professional medical help arrived in few minutes but after 45 minutes he was pronounced dead. The Hungarian supervisory body suspended all the dives in the cave until the end of the investigation.
Now it seems the cause of the death was air embolism (the autopsy found its signs in the heart and brain). The divers who visit the cave regularly says it's very strange because of the dive profile. The victim was certified cave diver and a chain smoker. The diving is still banned in the cave.
Really sorry to hear that. Sounds like it may have been one of those weird things. No rapid ascent nothing abnormal or that went wrong with the dive? Do you know they aloted the proper amount of deco time.
They dived the plan, nobody skip any decompression stops. The cave system doesn't allow making rapid ascents, the last section is a long shallow passage. Until the collapse there weren't any problems during the dive as I know.