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Another Canary Islands fatality

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Female British diver dies after incident in Canary Islands | Daily Mail Online
     
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  2. Basking Ridge Diver

    Basking Ridge Diver Solo Diver

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    British woman, 44, dies in second diving tragedy in the Canary Islands in a week after going into cardiac arrest at popular tourist beach

    Unnamed woman had a heart attack and was confirmed dead at the scene
    She got into difficulty near Veneguera Beach, Gran Canaria just before 10.45am
    Her death is the second of its kind on the Canary Islands in a week


    Read more: Female British diver dies after incident in Canary Islands | Daily Mail Online
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  3. Dan_T

    Dan_T Great White

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    Another fatality due to cardiac arrest. Condolences to her family & friends.

    OK, before the moderator removing my post for violating the A&I rule, only expressing my sympathy & nothing else, here is an A&I related question to you: For a person who had a heart attack (fortunately on dry land, myself), what should I do or my dive buddy do when that happens to me underwater?
     
  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Your buddy can administer last rites. Or help you get the heck up to the surface as safely as possible. Unfortunately, I've seen this before and the outcome was not a happy one. Does he or she know about your previous cardiac events?
     
  5. Dan_T

    Dan_T Great White

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    Yep. I had a stent put into my right coronary artery (90% blockage at the time, 7 years ago)

    I tell my buddy to not rush me up to the surface & ended up we both would suffer AGE on top of my heart attack.

    The incident changed my lifestyle. I began to excercise more & eat right food. My total cholesterol dropped from 280 to 160 & stay there till now. In December 2014 I summited Mount Kilimanjaro.
     
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  6. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Kili three times for me. Polepole. I’ve been vegan for 15 years - my total cholesterol is 69. With regard to your heart, it looks like you already know the answer...best of luck, you’re doing the right stuff.
     
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  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Inquest findings: Super-fit police officer died while scuba diving after she went for a run the night before, inquest hears
     
  8. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Not much detail.
     
  9. DiveTheGalapagos

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    Diver's death linked to exercise

    ..."A post-mortem examination in Spain was reported to have proved inconclusive, but back in the UK pathologists found indications not only of decompression illness (DCI) but also of a condition called rhabdomyolysis.

    This breakdown of damaged muscle causes the release into the bloodstream of myoglobin, the protein that stores oxygen in the muscles, and can affect organs such as the kidneys and heart.

    It was suggested in the pathologists’ report that Barringer might have become dehydrated on her 40-minute run the night before the dive, with rhabdomyolysis occurring as a consequence."
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This is why I tell my daughter that if I die on an international trip, have DAN return my body, then get a local autopsy.

    From the symptoms I found online (Rhabdomyolysis - Wikipedia), I would think a person would feel like crap the day after - therefore unfit to dive if honest. After a long plane trip, all trip expenses, and all - I wouldn't want to miss diving if I thought I could man thru it (bluff), but I skipped most of the divers on a liveaboard once when I had a flu relapse. Glad I did.

    I guess it can hit anyone. I think I am too lazy for it tho. Boy, 17, diagnosed with deadly illness caused by working out too much
     

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