Polish cave diver, Artur Kozlowski, has apparently died while exploring the Kiltartan system near Gort in southern Galway. He failed to surface from a dive on Monday night and the alarm was raised at 9pm. His body was located at 7pm on Tuesday approximately 800 metres into the Pollorona borehole at a depth of 52 metres.
In 2008 Mr. Kozlowski, supported by Tom Malone, dived to a depth 103m at Pollatoomary cave in County Mayo’s Partry mountains. This was the deepest any cave diver had descended in either Ireland or Britain.
A team of cave divers are intending to try and recover his body today (Thursday).