Han Ting Vanishes in the Abyss of Jiudun Cave!

Incident LocationDiver Full Name
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Du’an, Jiudun villageHan Ting

Renowned diver Han Ting has gone missing while exploring the depths of a cave in Jiudun village, located in Du’an, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region in southern China.

Diving into the Unknown

Han Ting was last seen submerging into the cave on Saturday evening, embarking on a daring expedition. As of Monday afternoon, the cave area has been closed off, and intensive search and rescue operations are underway to locate the missing diver.

“The uncertainty surrounding Han Ting’s disappearance has cast a shadow over the diving community, and we are doing everything in our power to bring him back safely,” said a spokesperson for the China Adventure Association.

A Diver of Many Talents

Han Ting holds the prestigious title of being China’s first triple coach in recreational scuba diving, free diving, and technical diving. Notably, he is also a technical diving instructor for the renowned actor Wu Jing.

In April, Han Ting set a remarkable milestone by breaking his own record for the deepest cave dive in Asia. Plunging into the Jiudun cave, he descended to a depth of 277.4 meters, a significant improvement from his previous record of 234 meters. This feat brought him within a mere 9 meters of the world record.

“Han Ting’s contributions to the field of diving are unparalleled, and his achievements speak volumes about his skill and dedication,” commented a colleague from the China Adventure Association.

Extensive Experience in Guangxi

Han Ting has been actively involved in various critical diving missions in Guangxi, including shipwreck archaeology and the recovery of human bodies. His expertise has been crucial in successful rescue operations, particularly at the challenging Jiudun location.

“Han Ting’s commitment to diving safety and his willingness to take on challenging missions have made him a respected figure in the diving community,” remarked a fellow diver who has worked closely with him.

Du’an: A Diver’s Paradise

Du’an, the location of this recent dive, is renowned as a top destination for diving enthusiasts worldwide. The Du’an Underground River National Geological Park, in particular, boasts over 300 underground caves, offering breathtaking views and challenging diving opportunities.

“Du’an’s underwater landscapes are truly unique, attracting divers from all corners of the globe. However, the recent incident has highlighted the risks associated with cave diving, even for experienced professionals like Han Ting,” emphasized a local official.

As the search continues, the diving community anxiously awaits updates on Han Ting’s condition and hopes for a successful rescue operation in the challenging underwater terrain of Jiudun cave.

Source: https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202310/09/WS6523f557a31090682a5e78cd.html

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