I saw this on the net this morning and it kinda shook me up. You see I went to Yellowknife with my ROV system in January 2005 to Lake Prosperous and recovered the body of a trucker that went through the ice in his truck to 266ft deep.
The casualty I recovered was 23 year old Gary Robinson, son of Marvin Robinson the CEO of Robinson Enterprises & Arctic Sunwest airlines. On this video Marvin says "It is not a question of if you fall in but when you fall in" how sadly prophetic that became.
It was minus 53 degrees & my UK made Seaeye Falcon ROV system had never been tested to these temperatures, I worried bits may snap or crack off or the umbilical cable would crack. Neither happened, thank Christ. Talk about culture shock, coming from Dubai emigrating to Canada the lowest temps I had previously seen were - 4 or 5 degree...uggghhh. First thing I noticed is all your nose hair feezes,
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