Polish explorer says he's found deepest underwater cave

WARSAW, Poland  — A team of explorers say they have revealed an underwater cave to be the world’s deepest, at 1,325 feet down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice.

Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski, who led the team, told The Associated Press Friday he felt like a “Columbus of the 21th century” to have made the discovery.

Starnawski, 48, determined Tuesday that the flooded limestone Hranicka Propast, or Hranice Abyss, which divers have explored for decades, was at least 404 meters deep. He scuba dived to a narrow slot at 200 meters’ depth and let through a remotely operated underwater robot, or ROV, that went to the depth of 404 meters, or the length of its…

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