Caves a passion for lost diver
Agnes Milowka THE woman who died in one of Australia’s longest underwater caves believed there was no greater feeling in the world than finding a new underwater passage.
Agnes Milowka, 29, was a renowned diver who knew the risks of her weekend trip with fellow enthusiasts to Tank Cave between Millicent and Mt Gambier in South Australia’s southeast. But she loved exploring dark, subterranean caves like the one in which she died on Sunday after somehow separating from her buddy.
The sinkhole has been closed off while divers re-enter to plot the recovery of her body which is about 600 metres from the entrance.
It is understood her parents are at the site.
‘‘ I dream about caves, it is an allconsuming interest, it is a passion, it is an obsession,’’ she said on YouTube.
She said cave diving was the true essence of exploration.
‘‘ It is like any pursuit that is inherently dangerous, if you are pushing the boundaries of that sport, you will find yourself taking on bigger and bigger risks, to me those risks are work it because the rewards are worth it.’’
Superintendent Trevor Twilley said police won’t know what happened until they recover and test her equipment.