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Eagles Nest

Cave explorers Matt Vinzant and Brett Hemphill discovering a new cave in Central Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Caves: A Christmas Day Tragedy

Thursday CBS4 televised the first report of a series focused on Florida’s cave diving community. Over six months our special projects unit studied the industry extensively. We took cave diving classes and even dove into a number of caves. We set out to take our viewers closer to the sport than ever reported, by being the first television news station to go into caves. It meant putting the reporter and photographer through all the paces. The end result was a better understanding of the sport in all aspects of reporting, shooting, and editing.

CBS Miami–04/24/2014

David and his team spent three days doing cavern and intro cave training before shooting at Eagles Nest.  Even then, they only felt comfortable shooting in sight of daylight. (Source: David Sutta)

Blog: The Story Of Eagles Nest Touches David Sutta Personally

The story of Eagles Nest is one that touched me personally. As a father, husband, and an avid diver I could relate to the tragedy that unfolded Christmas Day. Every time I speak about the story I can’t help but think about what happened that day. I continue to wonder what was going through their minds. How could they have avoided this from happening?

CBS Miami–04/24/2014

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