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Question - Santa Rosa, NM

Postby b4caving2day » Feb 22, 2014 8:04 pm

What year was a grate placed between the upper and lower limits of the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico?
I did not see it on my descent in 1977 with two body recovery divers from the Roswell Fire Department.
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Re: Question - Santa Rosa, NM

Postby GroundquestMSA » Feb 24, 2014 10:24 pm

Was it not installed soon after the '76 accident?
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Re: Question - Santa Rosa, NM

Postby LukeM » Feb 25, 2014 9:11 am

From what I read it sounds like it was installed immediately after recovery of the second body in '76. Last year the ADM Exploration Foundation pulled the gate out as part of a project to explore the hole. You can read their summary here: http://www.admfoundation.org/projects/santarosa/santarosaexpedition.html
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