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Cave Ccr Student Dies At Blue Grotto Today

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by The Chairman, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    A male Cave CCR student died in Blue Grotto today during a 'black out' drill. The unresponsive diver was found floating while the instructor was still at depth.

    The usual information blackout seems to be in place. The instructor was female and Swiss, but I don't know her name. I don't know the name of the deceased. I don't even know what rebreather he was on. There's some bit of speculation that I've been given, but I'm not allowed to divulge it.
     
  2. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    What the hell? How do you lose track of a student?

    I've never been in the cavern part of blue grotto, so is there a 'surface' there or was this in the OW area outside the cavern?
     
  3. whodunit68

    whodunit68 Contributor

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    No idea how one could lose track of a student outside the cavern there. It would prove pretty difficult in the cavern if the instructor's eyes remain open. It's incredible but tough to really assess with any more than a .5% degree of certainty since we have no idea what happened. This is very sad no matter what it is.
     
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    There are a few "I'm over here" posts on FB by a few instructors. It's like damage control. They don't want anyone to think it's their student.
     
  5. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    That sucks! I'd rather wait for credible info (no offense) before jumping to conclusions and condemning the instructor. What little we know definately raises questions.
     
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  6. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    First rule of Scuba applies: Don't hold your breath. They don't want us to know about these kinds of accidents so the information gets squashed. We're prevented from making the same mistakes over and over again.
     
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  7. kensuf

    kensuf ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Why do you think you're entitled to know everything about an accident within just a few hours of it happening? Do you lack the decency to think that the families of those involved should have some time to be informed, get over the shock, and begin to grieve?

    Several of us just watched a train wreck of speculation on FB because a small group of people made gross determinations without having anything more substantial than hearsay and rumor.

    Chill people.

    The Law Offices of David G. Concannon, LLC
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
  8. divad

    divad ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Can you narrow down the "They" just a tad?
     
  9. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    Those who know, but are too afraid to post about it. "They" know who they are.
     
  10. divad

    divad ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I'm too afraid to post....too, and I know nothing.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
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