Cave diving rescue in France

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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby Squirrel Girl » Oct 11, 2010 7:01 pm

Drats! Condolences to all involved in the rescue efforts, and especially to the family.
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby Cheryl Jones » Oct 11, 2010 8:41 pm

This is so sad. :cry: I had such hopes he'd be found safe, as we all did. What tremendous and brave efforts by the rescue teams.
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby PYoungbaer » Oct 11, 2010 9:31 pm

Just awful. Condolences to family, friends, and rescuers.
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby reeffish1073 » Oct 11, 2010 10:34 pm

Condolences to the family, friends and the rescue team!!!
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby WVCaver2011 » Oct 11, 2010 11:23 pm

This is very unfortunate.... Condolences to everyone.... :sad:
There's nothing that makes me more excited than finding a place underground that no one has ever seen or been in!

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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby Garr » Oct 12, 2010 3:03 am

Really sorry to hear this. Terribly sad. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby batrotter » Oct 12, 2010 7:36 am

Sad to hear. I had been following this thread closely the last week.
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby graveleye » Oct 12, 2010 8:56 am

I know... I was so sure they were just about to get him out.
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby Harald Franzen » Oct 12, 2010 11:36 am

Should you be interested: Eric Establie's 14 year old son, Arthur, has created a facebook page in commemoration of his father:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-Esta ... 9631251637


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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby caverdan » Oct 12, 2010 1:41 pm

Condolences to all those involved. What an incredible display of rescue effort.
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby yvonnedroms » Oct 12, 2010 3:25 pm

Latest, or perhaps last, update from Spéléo Secours Français
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 8:00 PM French time.

Last night, given the general distress, the risks that would need to be taken, the complexity and the commitment necessary to recover Eric Establie’s body, the “Procureur de la République” (France’s State Prosecutor) decided not to launch a recovery operation.

Today, a final dive by the Swiss team backed by French Spéléo Secours divers took place to recover all the diving and survival equipment that remained in the cave. This mission consisted of several teams, and went as far as the 780m site of the collapse. It was held without incident.

All the diving missions were completed by this evening, and the last teams will leave the site by tomorrow morning.

The French Spéléo Secours would like to sincerely thank all the mobilized French rescuers, the British, Swiss and Italian diving teams, but also all those who have contributed in any way to this operation.
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Rest in peace, Eric...

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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby Squirrel Girl » Oct 12, 2010 4:28 pm

Thanks, Vonny, for the translations and posting. So sad it didn't end up well.
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Re: Cave diving rescue in France

Postby Harald Franzen » Oct 13, 2010 4:02 pm

At this time, there's a big discussion "unofficially" about what's going to happen next.
The government (the prosecutor of the Republic) indicated that they would not procede to recover Erics' body.
Evelyne Establie, his widow, also indicated that she would not want other lives to be endangered to recover her husbands' body.
However, many of the cave divers here in France are indicating they would find this unacceptable, and would like to return his corpse to his family for them to have somebody to bury....
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