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Cave Incident - Jackson Cnty, TN

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by Johnoly, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

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    More rescue teams are being called in to a cave rescue in Jackson County, Tenn.

    Jackson County Emergency Management said a male diver is missing after going diving with a group of others in a cave along Flynn's Creek Road in Gainesboro.

    The initial call came in at about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning about a group of five going diving, but one diver not coming back up. All members of the group are reported to be experienced divers, but not from the area.

    To access the cave, you have to go underwater to reach dry air pockets within the cave.

    Jackson County EMA said it's unclear if the divers were all in the cave at once or if they were trading in and out of the cave. The missing diver is believed to have a wetsuit and air tank. Crews aren't sure if he has food or water.

    The diving group had been staying in the area for the past few days.

    Jackson County Emergency Management and Hamilton County Rescue Service are on scene. Two specialized cave diving rescue teams are coming from Arkansas and Florida to assist.


    Cave rescue underway for missing diver in Jackson County, Tenn.
     
  2. Rollin Bonz

    Rollin Bonz Solo Diver

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    Thanks for posting. Had seen a story previously, as it is semi-local, but story read as a "caving" incident, didn't mention diving, so I assumed it was spelunking...
    Hoping for a happy ending.
     
  3. lostsheep

    lostsheep Solo Diver

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  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Edd Sorenson and Mike Young mobilized this morning and should be arriving on scene this evening as an FYI
     
  5. d1v3

    d1v3 Garibaldi

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  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. Bierstadt

    Bierstadt Barracuda

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    The news is saying the cave is 400ft long and the diver was in a drysuit. Crossing my fingers they find him alive and soon.
     
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  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They're bringing is a vast collection of rescue teams and others, setting up a field hospital, anything anyone can imagine - it's being done. Since the diver is an experience caver in a dry suit, the outlooks sounds as good as possible.
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A FB friend is posting that the rescue was successful.

    Still looking for news sources.
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ignore the out of date video: Rescuers recover UK diver who disappeared while exploring Tennessee underwater cave
     
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