Australia archive

Rescuing Modesto Vericetti: Depths of the Westralia and East Extension Gold Mine

Categories: Australia diving accidents, Mine diving

On Tuesday, March 19th, 1907, the Colgardi District of Western Australia faced an unprecedented disaster due to heavy and unseasonal rainfall. The nearby town of Bonneville, in particular, was hit by torrential rain that had dire consequences. The Westralia and East Extension Gold Mine, despite efforts to secure its opening, was inundated with water, bringing […]

Tragic Cave Diving Incidents in Piccaninnie Ponds

Categories: Australia diving accidents, Cave diving

Incident Location Diver Names Australia, Piccaninnie Ponds Lyle, Brian and Claudio, John and Barry “The popular spring system at Piccaninnie Ponds holds great memories for many, but that is also tainted by some unpleasant experiences that have occurred there over the years. In this episode, we will examine three diving accidents that happened years apart […]

The Kilsby Sinkhole: A Dangerous Diving Location

Categories: Australia diving accidents, Cave diving

Location Diver Names South Australia, Kilsby Sinkhole Brett, Patrick, George, Carrie, Dr. Robert McAllister Two incidents, one location – The Kilsby Sinkhole. Eighteen-year-olds Patrick and Brett decided to go to the Kilsby Sinkhole for a leisurely dive with their friends. They descended into the cave, and when the next diver tried to follow them, the […]