George Linnane

George learned to scuba dive in 2001 but it was in 2014 that he kicked it up a gear, following a guided cavern dive in a Mexican cenote whilst on holiday and falling in love with the cave environment.  Since then, he has progressed from being a recreational PADI diver with no underground experience to TDI Stage Cave diver, IANTD Normoxic Trimix diver and SSI CCR diver.  He has become an experienced caver, elected a full member of South Wales Caving Club, Northern Pennine Club, Gloucester Speleological Society, UK Mine Cave and achieved Qualified Diver status with the Cave Diving Group.  He had recently been invited to participate in multiple foreign cave diving expeditions when disaster struck in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (Cave Of The Black Spring) in South Wales in November 2021 during a routine caving trip, leaving him broken and battered and sparking the longest cave rescue effort in British history.  Since surviving the incident, George has been accepted as a probationary member of South & Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team and hopes to recover fully enough to begin training to help others in the future.