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St Abbs fatality - Scotland

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Nov 18, 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
    45,428
    2,901
    113
    BBC News - Diver dies 'after becoming ill' off St Abbs
    More info in this story: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotti...ragedy-in-six-months-off-east-coast-1-2644050
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  2. peterbj7

    peterbj7 Dive Shop Owner

    # of Dives:
    Location: San Pedro, Belize and Oxford, UK
    3,583
    200
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    I've dived that area, but you wouldn't see me there diving in November! Not because it's cold but because it's rough.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
    45,428
    2,901
    113
    I was wondering if it was a shore dive with challenging entrances and exits, but it seems to have been a boat dive. Another story came in: Horror as diver dies in front of his son after Berwick excursion goes wrong - Daily Record
     
  4. rickgillyon

    rickgillyon Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Whitley Bay, UK
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    Not true at all, we dive here all year round, the swell depends on wind direction and is variable all year. Last weekend was light Westerlies, sea was flat. Sea is still around 9C as well, not cold yet.

    Video report on this incident here, not much new detail.
     
  5. peterbj7

    peterbj7 Dive Shop Owner

    # of Dives:
    Location: San Pedro, Belize and Oxford, UK
    3,583
    200
    0
    I stand corrected. I haven't actually been there to try to dive any later than August.
     
  6. Dam0

    Dam0 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Lincoln, UK
    34
    5
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    I was diving their only a few weeks ago. How sad.
     

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