Tödlicher Unfall in einer gefluteten Mine in Neufundland (Canada)
|Der 1. Bericht:
Am 5. Februar 2007 verunglückte ein US-Taucher in einer gefluteten ehemaligen Eisenerz-Mine in Neufundland (Canada) . Er war Team Mitglied einer internationalen Gruppe Taucher, die den Auftrag hatten, die Mine zu erkunden. Das Gebiet soll in ein Adventure Tourist Resort umgewandelt und die Mine künftig für Cave Diving genutzt werden.
Der 2. Bericht:
|Der englische Originalbericht Nr. 1:|
RCMP identify American diver who died exploring flooded iron ore mine in N.L.
Published Monday February 5th, 2007
WABANA, N.L. (CP) - An American diver who died while exploring a collection of flooded iron ore mines in Newfoundland has been identified as Joseph Steffen, 51, of Ohio.
RCMP say he was brought to the surface by other members of the dive team at the Bell Island site late Sunday but they couldn't revive him. "The cause of death is still under investigation,
Police said in an earlier release Steffen was pronounced dead in hospital, though it was unclear whether he drowned.
The man was part of a group of international cave divers brought in by Ocean Quest Adventure Resort and the Bell Island Heritage Society to explore the mine shafts.
The expedition began last Monday and was set to last until this Friday.
It was organized to examine the integrity of the underwater mine shafts, identify any hazards and assess the possibility of establishing a full-time cave-diving operation.
Bell Island, the largest of several islands in Conception Bay, northwest of St. John's, is a tourist destination for scuba divers and shipwreck enthusiasts. From 1895 until 1966, more than 78 million tonnes of iron ore were mined at the No. 2 mine, the world's largest submarine iron ore mine.
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Air embolism killed Bell Island diver: autopsy