Category Archives: Safety

October 2016 Eagles Nest Tragedy, Revisited

THE EAGLES NEST TRAGEDY REVISITED As promised back in October the NSSCDS would report on the October 15th Eagles Nest accident as best it could within the context of established protocols. This should by no means be construed as an accident analysis, but rather a summation of known facts, most of which are already in…
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OK the Lines Safety Program

The NSS-CDS "Okaying the lines" program is composed of several volunteer members of the CDS keeping their eyes and ears open regarding the safety of our caves. These volunteers will look for and listen to reported problems with lines, signage, markers and any other issues that may arise in or around the caves they are watching over.…
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An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy Written By: Joe Citelli NSS-CDS Chairman   On Christmas Day 2013 a father and son lost their lives while embarking on an ill thought out, poorly planned diving expedition to Eagles Nest Cave in Hernando County Florida.  The 32 year old father and his 15 year old son ventured into what is considered an extremely advanced…
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Relocating a Lost Buddy

No one wants to exit the cave without their buddy — or, worse, not exit the cave because you did a lost-buddy search without paying sufficient attention to your own safety and well being. In this article, Safety Coordinator Jim Wyatt reviews the right way to conduct a lost-buddy search. When a cave diver loses…
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