Belfast Telegraph

Rescuers to recover caver's body

Efforts are resuming to recover the body of a diver who died exploring a cave in Co Galway.

The alarm was raised when Artur Kozlowski, a Polish man in his 30s, failed to resurface from a diving trip in a flooded inland cave on Monday night.

Members of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation located his body about 170ft down in the deepest section of the cave.

They plan to bring it to the surface during the day.

Mr Kozlowski had been living in Ireland for a number of years and held several records in Ireland and Britain, including one for the longest and deepest cave traverse of 338ft.

He had enough oxygen to last more than six hours when he went into the water about two and a half miles north of Gort at 3pm on Monday.

Connor McGrath of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation, said Mr Kozlowski's equipment is still with him and intact.

"We don't have any clue as to the cause of the accident at the moment," he added.


From Belfast Telegraph