Posted by Northcoast_diver on November 02, 2004 at 13:21:43:
Record-breaking Aussie diver finds skeleton of fellow diver
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by LAMAR BENNINGTON
SOUTH AFRICA (30 Oct 2004) -- An Australian deep diver found the skeletal remains of another diver who disappeared 10 years ago.
David Shaw was attempting to set a new world record at Boesmansgat sinkhole when he found the skeleton of Deon Dreyer at a depth of 271 meters.
Dreyer disappeared at Boesmansgat during a record attempt in 1995.
Although Shaw had planned to go deeper than 271 meters, he stopped his descent when he found Dreyer's remains.
Shaw's dive, which took nine-and-a-half hours, did better the previous record of 242 meters for a rebreather dive.
Earlier in the week, South African Verna van Schaik set a new world record for women at Boesmansgat with a dive to 221 meters.
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