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Lost Diver at Mill Pond Rescued

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by CamG, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. CamG

    CamG Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Geneva Indiana
    Sounds like a lost diver was rescued at the Mill Pond today.
    Edd arrived in 11 min. via Frank and he was discovered aprox. 500' in the squirrel passage in an air pocket.
    The diver was a Full cave diver that made a navigational mistake.

    This is crazy rescue stuff people and this is not the first one this year.
    Thanks, gratitude, and RESPECT to Edd and Frank as well as all others who were a part of this rescue!
    I am certain that details will be discussed more this is what I found on CDF.

    Quero, shoredivr and AfterDark like this.
  2. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    Edit: Just realized the diver was cave certified.

    Still, wtf is going on at the millpond where someone gets lost every other month? Somethin ain't right. Huge kudos to Edd though, each and every one of these saves is amazing.
  3. gcarter

    gcarter Orca

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Canada

    He did say it was a full cave diver, not OW....
  4. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    Sorry, internet. I misread the post.
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  5. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
    By Edd , do you mean Edd Sorenson from cave adventurer? If so, man, Edd is a real hero. But people, please stop relying your life on Edd.
  6. Dive Bug Bit Me

    Dive Bug Bit Me Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cape Town
    2012 has been the year where dive planning means making sure that Edd is in the vicinity to bail your sorry ass out of trouble when you screw up.

    Time to add an Edd check to the list of cave diving rules?
    ADeadlierSnake likes this.
  7. bletso

    bletso Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Louisville KY
    Now that's classic. Do we let the cat out of the bag and let Edd know of his new status? If we let Holiwood know maybe we have the makings of a TV series to replace Seahunt!

    Pinkank, Bob DBF and Jax like this.
  8. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Kentucky
    I'm hoping a few details come out in this incident. I am in no way trying to put the rescued diver down in any way, but just more curious. It was said that it was a navigational error. I am not familiar with that particular passage, but does it not have a line in it? Or did the divers not run a line with them? Even in a navigational error, shouldn't there still be a continuous guideline. It is very basic cave diver training to know how to follow a guideline back out,... even in 0 vis,.... unless the diver was stuck &/ or unable to find his way back out of a tight spot. Also curious,... where was the diver's buddy? Did he have one? If he did have one, how did he get out & the other diver not? Who reported the diver as lost? How did they know he was lost? Thank goodness, once again, Edd was able to snatch another diver from the grip of the Reaper. I have only dove JB about 7- 8 times, mostly on the main line, so can not say that I am extremely familiar with the system. I want to better understand it. Like I said, I mean nothing bad towards the rescued diver, just seems to be a bunch of holes in the details of what happened.
  9. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wetumpka, Al
    This group of divers failed to dive their plan. They did the wrong jump and nobody realized it. You have to use some common sense in caves, if it doesnt look right, feel right, or anything else it probably isnt right. This really pertains to those of you who arent diving caves every weekend. A quarry or lake will not prepare you for this. Luckily ANOTHER diver met his Angel in the Darkness named Edd and can live and talk about it. The story from Edds perspective gave me chills, this diver found an airpocket and was waiting to go to sleep and drown. Not fun if you ask me. PAY ATTENTION people, sometimes you dont get another chance.
    CamG, Jax, tstormdiver and 2 others like this.
  10. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Acton, Ontario
    More often than not you do not get the second chance. So far this year, 4 people were given a second chance. It would be tragic if they repeated their mistakes and perished under similar circumstances as Edd has saved them from.

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