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GEOcaching Out!
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(9 June 2018, Czech Republic) Meteorology showed storms and torrential rains coming. But (4) geo-cachers were not wavering at this Waypoint. Weather did not stall their descent into a dark, dank underground tunnel with Mystery on their minds.

Motolský Brook entrance is not ominous on a sunny day. But take a look at THIS image of the tunnel. In a rainstorm, would YOU walk down THAT surging creek and disappear into THAT dark hole? A green ravine at
first glance, then you notice the storm surge heading down the ravine
culvert towared a dark and drainage culvert tunnel.

Knowing that they did just that, Can you suppose these four are innocent of terminal stupidity?

"If rains, no drains."

The safety motto was ignored. While they prowled underground seeking geo Souvenir, a large wave—a gigantic wave surged through the channel and washed two survivors all the way to the Vltava River near Prague!

Two lucky-duck Geo-seekers were somehow saved from a tragic fate. But two were less fortunate. The 27-year-old female was discovered beneath the Jirasek Bridge, drowned. A fourth male member of the party has, sadly, not been located. For them, folly led to fatality.

Complicating the search for the missing body is the fact that mobile is hopeless in the underground channel. Soil blocks signal, and there are no transmitters installed in the culvert to carry the signal.

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