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Cave diver, Brett Hemphill, who broke the United States’ deep underwater cave diving record in 2008, has died while exploring the Phantom Springs Cave in Texas.
Hemphill, who was 56-years-old, was separated from his group on a planned expedition “starting in 450 feet of water at about 7300 feet of penetration.”
Andy Pitkin, a colleague of Hemphill, wrote in a statement:
“When we have got all the information and analyzed it, we will issue a statement about the incident that will answer everyone’s questions. Until then, please allow us some time to come to terms with his loss, as up until now we have been focused on the recovery.”