There are not enough souls in the world like that of Agnes Milowka. She will be missed.
Ag was a laughing spirit and an adventurer with a smile that lit up the room. An accomplished presenter, she loved to speak about the wonder she saw on her journeys. She was a gifted filmmaker and photographer as well, bringing back wonderful images to share with the world. Agnes recently released her new website, and was constantly adding features to it. She seemed to love sharing her images, talking about her speaking engagements and interviews and continuing to promote diving and her form of adventure.
We only met in person a couple times, but we stayed in touch online. We often “liked” each other’s adventures and I enjoyed reading about her exploits. I was very proud, most recently, to say that I had a friend who was a “stuntie” (her word) on the recently released movie Sanctum. She served to keep the actors out of trouble in the water.
Ag died in cave diving accident over the weekend. On Friday, she posted to her Facebook page and on Twitter that she was excited about getting wet and diving in the caves at Mt. Gambier near Melbourne. I recall seeing the post and “liking” her status. I just wanted her to know that I was excited for her that she was going to jump in the water.
There is no real way of knowing what happened. It wll be investigated and hopefully we’ll learn something from it. But, regardless of the cause, the world is slightly darker now without her shining light. She was the embodiment of an adventurer. The tag line on her website is “Passion, Daring, Adventure.” In my mind, she typified each of those terms.
Rest in peace, Ag.
To read more about Agnes Milowka, I invite you to visit her website at http://www.agnesmilowka.com/.