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Bad day in south centeral Washington

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by Gary D., Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just heard it on the news.

    A Spokane woman crashed her vehicle into a river. She got out and made it to shore. The tragic part is her one month old remained secured in the vehicle and didn't make it.

    No details yet other than what I just got off the news.

    I feel for the diver that was involved with this one. I just hope they debrief properly. This is the type of dive that can end a diving career.

    Gary D.
     
  2. crispos

    crispos Instructor, Scuba

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    I don't understand. Which diver. Why would that end a career?
     
  3. RICHinNC

    RICHinNC Solo Diver

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    Sounds like a possible case of post partum depression.

    Crispos...I think what GD was getting at is the feelings the diver will have
    after retrieving the body of a baby. Deceased adults dont have the same
    effect on people as deceased children. I think the 'debrief' he is referring to
    is to lessen the negative psych effect on the diver.
     
  4. Rick Inman

    Rick Inman Advisor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The six o'clock news reported an overturned canoe in a lake near you, Gary, with rescue on the way. Just wondering if you were dispatched to that one.
     
  5. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I just got home and posted a quickie report on another thread.

    And you guessed right about the post dive problems with an infant. So very hard to deal with.

    Gary D.
     
  6. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    when i did my CPR class, the instructor had a boy maniquin to practice with.

    it wasn't real, and it did something to me. i can't imagine what it would be like
    to recover an infant.
     
  7. caveseeker7

    caveseeker7 Rebreather Pilot

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    Makes me apreciate what you're doing even more. Thanks, Gary.
    Wish you and all PSDivers a happy and peacefull Easter.
    Stefan
     
  8. Snowbear

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    It's worse if you don't recover them.
     
  9. Snowbear

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    Is he a member of your team? If so, you can see that they do debrief, right?
     
  10. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not our team. But I hope they don't just let him/her go home without some help.

    Even after todays easy one we took over an hour at the scene to make sure everyone was code 4.

    Our newest member was a little uneasy seeing what a saveable man looks like coming out of the water for the first time. He was prepared for it but the first time is still a shocker.

    Everyone did good today and I'm proud of my kids. They keep acting and working like this and I won't feel so bad about retiring. HA!

    Gary D.
     

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