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General Vortex Incident Discussion

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by sabbath999, Aug 25, 2010.

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  1. packman

    packman Manta Ray

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    and even if she wasn't in Australia right now, why should we ask her to risk her life to continue the search when Edd and others have said it's too dangerous to continue searching deeper?
     
  2. NAUIwowee

    NAUIwowee Dive Con

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    Here's a link to that news video. You see the dog at about the 1:15 mark.
    Holmes Co. Investigators Search for Missing Scuba Diver
     
  3. diverbob

    diverbob Divemaster

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    I just watched that video, and what worries me, is that they gave out the families cell phone number asking for help. I am worried if they call this off without a recovery, unqualified divers are going to be trying to play here, and causing more accidents or even fatalities.
     
  4. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

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    Location: Wetumpka, Al
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    If this does happen, all it will accomplish it one thing. Edd will be a very busy man at Vortex.
     
  5. Spd 135

    Spd 135 Solo Diver

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    Once any diver, gets to the really low section closer the the gate than to the area the victim is believed to be in, I am pretty sure 99% will turn around there. It is belly to back in backmount for about 250 feet or so and if in back mount you have to kinda dig yourself along in the high flow. This is in the area of about 130ffw. I saw seen a few cave divers decide that was far enough for them. It is one thing to want to help, but most divers who mean well will turn around by there. I wouldn't worry too much on that aspect.
     
  6. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: AZ TX
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    :( Could accomplish a 2nd thing: Some numb-nuts save-the-world liberals will try to close cave-diving down.
     
  7. cmufieldhockey8

    cmufieldhockey8 Loggerhead Turtle

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    I can't imagine anybody is small and skilled enough to get in there safely.
     
  8. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

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    Your pretty damn close :D
     
  9. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

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    All kidding aside, cmufieldhockey8 is right. To get past where people have already gone would take an insane person.
     
  10. cruiser

    cruiser ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If decomp is leaving "markers" in the water that is evident to the dogs, is this area a health hazard to swim/dive in right now?
     
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