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Fatality at Wacissa River Big Blue cave - Florida

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    [UPDATE] Diver Missing in the Wacissa River
     
  2. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kentucky
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    Another..... This year is not turning out to be a good one for the cave diving commmunity. Whether or not any of the victims were cave certified or not, it still affects the entire diving community.
     
  3. stairman

    stairman Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: florida
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    They entered an overhead without a guideline evidently and with the murkiness, lost sight of visible light. Even if he had stopped where he could still see visible light, it possible that his buddies may have churned it up on their exit and caused him to become helplessly lost. Not trying to speculate but a tradjety that others may be able to learn from and I feel for the family and friends left behind.
     
  4. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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  5. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    Location: Woodinville, WA
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    This really is a replay of "A Deceptively Easy Way to Die". So tragic . . .
     
    Jax, Crush, Jim Lapenta and 2 others like this.
  6. acteg

    acteg Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Central FL
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    Sad. Too young to go. A death too easily avoided.
     
  7. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wah Wah Land
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    Some things never change.
     
  8. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    12,435
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    Body has been recovered.
     
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  9. Kevin Carlisle

    Kevin Carlisle Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wetumpka, Al
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    These guys had one hell of a day. OW divers reading this take note. You are not trained to handle any overhead diving. Everytime we have to go after a body its more dangerous for us. So for your family and ours, dont do it.
     
    dantfarley, Jax, Crush and 6 others like this.
  10. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto, Canada
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