Russian Cave Diver Drowns During Expedition in Abkhazia

August 21, 2012 / Abkhazia, Asia

A cave diver drowned yesterday, August 20th, while on expedition in Ilyukhinskaya cave in the Republic of Abkhazia.

A member of the from Sokolniki-RUDN from Moscow, cave diver Aleksey Savelyev was on his way back from explorations beyond the caves fourth siphon when he drowned in the second siphon.

Efforts by his dive partner, experienced cave diver Aleksey Aksenov, to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. His body now located beyond the first siphon while rescuers review the information and develop a plan to retrieve it.

A cave diver from Moscow caving club Skoliniki-RUDN died in the cave of Ilyukhinskaya (Abkhazia) [speleo.lt]

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