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Bad day in this end of the country

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

  1. Boater Dan

    Boater Dan Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Western PA
    Hang in there Gary! Sorry to hear about the team member. I was concerned last year when I did my first recovery. I was fine, but I had my 17 year old as my tether tender (remember we are a volunteer team). When I recovered the victim, my son pulled us to shore and when I looked up, I realized he was standing there looking at me with the victim. I was really concerned about how he would take it, so I "bebriefed" him. One of my questions was did he still want to learn to dive and he indicated yes. And since then, he joined the fire department. You never know how someone is going to react in that situation. Myself included. I indicated in another post that you tend to get cold to death after a while, and my defense mechanisms were working. I was OK after it.

    Our team Chief kept asking me numerous times if I was OK after the recovery. I later learned that he has lost his contents on after other recovery dives.

    Take care! You know it's a job nobody wants, but everyone wants done.


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