Bottomless pit with 300 victims and death warning signs drops 140ft to caves

A 'bottomless pit' in Texas is extremely popular with adventure-seekers during blistering summers – despite having terrifying warnings plastered all over it.

Jacob's Well is the second-largest fully submerged cave in Texas which is believed to be 140ft deep, leading to a cave system that measures around 5,000 feet.

The natural phenomenon has proven to be a popular summer spot for some fearless divers who seem to be carefree of the risks they're taking if they enter.

The remains of nine people who ran out of oxygen and failed to return to the entrance have been found in the cave system – but the real number of its victims is estimated to be around 300.

Two young Texas men were caught in one of the well's caves and drowned in 1979, Tree Hugger reports.

Another diver's remains were flushed out of the well in 1981 but others' remains weren't recovered until 2000.

Ever since other daredevils have had very close calls with death in the underwater labyrinth.

Among the survivors is Youtuber, Diego Adame who lost his flipper free-diving the caves deep in the well in July 2015.

He had to cut away his weight belt to make it back to the surface before his breath ran out.

The 21-year-old from San Antonio, even captured a part of the dive on video, according to Tree Hugger.

Kathy Misiaszek describes at least four caves deep in the well as having openings so narrow that divers have to remove their tanks to get through in an interview with writer Louie Bond.

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Kathy Misiaszek said: "You couldn't tell up from down, left from right.

"You couldn't see your gauges. You were scraping the bottom and banging your tanks on the top. You had nothing to fall back on except your training. We were rather relieved to get out."

Signs have been installed inside the caves explaining to divers how to prevent their own deaths while inside.

They warn: "There is nothing in this cave worth dying for. Do not go beyond this point."

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