24 November 2004

Deep cave-dive to recover body

Dani´┐Żlskuil - Specialised equipment will be used early next year to bring back the remains of a young man who drowned in Bushman's Cave near here 10 years ago during a deep-diving adventure.

Team co-ordinator Derek Hughes of Johannesburg confirmed on Thursday that Captain David Shaw, 50, an Australian pilot with an airline in the Pacific, will tackle the daunting task of retrieving the remains from a depth of 271m. Shaw found the remains of Deon Dreyer, 20, of Vereeniging on October 29 on the uneven bottom of the freshwater cave.

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