Cave Diver Dies in Ireland

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).

You can read more from the Irish Times, and from DiverNet.

About Neil Hambleton

I am a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Advanced Diver and an Open Water Instructor. I have been diving since 1992, after joining South China Diving Club (SCDC), which is a Hong Kong-based branch of the BSAC. Having moved to New Zealand, I am now a member of BSAC New Zealand.
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