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Accident at casino point 9/23/12

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by MMarkley, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. MMarkley

    MMarkley Garibaldi

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    I was diving at casino point in Catalina this weekend, about to do my last dive Sunday when someone needed help. Coast guard came and rescued an unconscious man in the water. Does anyone know if he is ok and what happened? He has been in my prayers.
     
  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest

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    I was out on the dive boat filming with the crew from Japan so I didn't hear anything about this. Did see a Coast Guard helicopter come in although it would be rather unusual for the Coast Guard to effect a rescue and transport instead of our local lifeguards/paramedics.
     
  3. H110Hawk

    H110Hawk Garibaldi

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    I was out of line to post this. Some of the information was mis-remembered by me and I apologize for those who I may have hurt.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
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  4. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

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    That's very sad.
    My husband had a student go into cardiac arrest during an OW class at Casino Point years ago. He was a DM candidate at the time. In fact, I think it was his first OW class that he helped with.
    I think the cold water and heavier exposure gear can be a little harder for anybody with cardiac issues, especially students just starting out. Many don't realize how stressful SCUBA can be and may have undiagnosed cardiac issues. The student in my husband's class lied about his high blood pressure and high cholesterol on his medical clearance.
     
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  5. promocop

    promocop Manta Ray

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    Cant wait for Ken Kurtis take on this. He always has the true reports....Ken?
     
  6. debajo agua

    debajo agua Captain

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    Is there a site that keeps a running toll of recreational diver deaths and the cause? SB users do a great job in reporting fatalities but I'd like to see a up-to-date running toll for the year. I've thought about making one myself but I'd like to see what's available first.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  7. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    This is the second death on the West Coast this year (that I know about) that involved a rapid ascent from an AOW deep dive. I really think we may be teaching this too early!
     
  8. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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    Or not addressing all the things that can go wrong thoroughly enough in addtion to setting the bar higher for admission to the class.
     
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  9. Scott

    Scott Tech Instructor

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    It may be too early or it may be too deep too soon. Just because you can take an AOW student to 100 feet doesn't mean you should.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  10. Hawkwood

    Hawkwood MSDT

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    Location: Canmore, Alberta
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    Re-read some posts and answered my own question.
     

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