There have been diving rescues that are done consistently, and cave rescues that are done consistently, but cave diving rescues are very rare. And none of them have ever been done with 13 people 2.4 kilometers into the Earth.>> You've got, most of them don't even know how to swim, let alone dive.
And we're all wondering how this is going to possibly work. And to be honest, the prospects are bleak.>> You're trying to get yourself through this vertical section but you can't remember exactly how it's laid out. So I'm trying to get myself through it but I'm also trying to get a kid through it.
It was sort of horizontally in the water, trying to force him through. No, that doesn't work, pull him back, trying to force myself through, that doesn't work, and you can spend several minutes at just one obstacle to try and find your way through. And eventually we did it, but it's a very slow process and quite daunting.
I've never done anything as risky as that and I don't think I ever will again. But it was the only option we had, and we took it.