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Diving fatality, S Australia

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by Louie, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Louie

    Louie Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Vancouver (yet again but not for long)
    Dive accident in S Australia - One death, two rescuers injured

    Diver dies, three others injured

    I imagine more details will come out in the days to come.

    The incident raises important questions about emergencies and protocols for rescue - an issue that always comes up in rescue classes.
  2. sydney-diver

    sydney-diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    How tragic, my condolences to the families and I hope the injured divers pull through. According to the ABC there are three injured rescuers. All are in a serious condition and receiving recompression treatment (Man dead after diving accident - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)).

    It's being reported that the deceased diver passed out under water, possibly from a heart condition and the rescuers rushed him to the surface to perform CPR, getting a DCS hit in the process. Also reported the deceased was experienced.

    BTW the accident was in Victoria, not South Australia.

  3. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Yea Victoria not South Australia.

    He was on CCR.

    The wreck sits at about 40m of water, one of the deepest you can go with a rec cert locally.

    Again, news article is not entirely accurate, but I guess that is to be expected.

    Sad day :(

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