Body of diver found in cave

 

The body of a Polish diver has been found after he went missing yesterday while exploring a cave near Gort, Co Galway.

Artur Kozlowski (34) entered the Pollonora cave at 3pm yesterday but failed to emerge as expected at 9.30pm.

A spokeswoman for the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation said the body was located 850 metres from the entrance of the cave and at a depth underwater of 52 metres. The organisation is drawing up a plan for recovering the body.

Gardaí in Gort said a postmorten will then take place.

The Irish Coast Guard had described Mr Kozlowski as very experienced and said he had enough oxygen to last six hours.

A friend of the man and another experienced diver conducted a search of the cave last night for two hours but found nothing. Mr Kozlowski was diving alone, but the alarm was raised by two colleagues waiting for him on the surface.