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.
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?