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Diver collapses after Eagle dive - Florida Keys

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article232742427.html
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Great White

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  3. Dan

    Dan Great White

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  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. Dan

    Dan Great White

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    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article232797162.html

    An Arkansas man died in a Miami hospital after collapsing following a scuba dive off a shipwreck in the Florida Keys Tuesday.

    Charles Boone, 45, of Quitman, Arkansas, died at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday night at Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove, said Adam Linhardt, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

    Earlier in the day, Boone made two dives at 112 feet to explore the wreck of the Eagle, which is sunk about four miles off the coast of Islamorada, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

    Boone was with three friends. One man, Guy Mock, 62, told Deputy Nelson Sanchez that they spent about 27 minutes below the water on each dive.

    An Arkansas man died in a Miami hospital after collapsing following a scuba dive off a shipwreck in the Florida Keys Tuesday.

    Charles Boone, 45, of Quitman, Arkansas, died at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday night at Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove, said Adam Linhardt, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

    Earlier in the day, Boone made two dives at 112 feet to explore the wreck of the Eagle, which is sunk about four miles off the coast of Islamorada, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

    Boone was with three friends. One man, Guy Mock, 62, told Deputy Nelson Sanchez that they spent about 27 minutes below the water on each dive.

    After surfacing from the second dive, Boone walked to the back of the 26-foot Bayliner boat the men rented “with no apparent distress,” Sanchez wrote in his report.

    “The witnesses on the vessel stated the victim was joking and was even excited about seeing a shark under water,” Sanchez wrote.

    The Eagle is a 287-foot freighter that was intentionally sunk off Islamorada as an artificial reef in 1985.

    About five minutes later, Boone said, “Oh, oh,” and began vomiting, Mock told Sanchez. Mock said he wasn’t overly concerned because he had similar symptoms the day before, according to the report.

    However, Boone kept throwing up and then “dry heaving,” so the men headed for shore.

    About 10 minutes before they reached the dock, Boone passed out, according to the report. The friends called 911 at 1:44 p.m., and Islamorada Fire Rescue medics took him to Mariners Hospital in Tavernier.

    From there, he was taken by helicopter air ambulance to Mercy.

    Since he died on the mainland, the autopsy will be conducted by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner, said Linhardt, who added no foul play is suspected.
     
  7. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. iamrushman

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    doesn't mention chamber ride ...in either news articles...
     
  9. SoFlaDiver954

    SoFlaDiver954 Nassau Grouper

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    Doesn't sound like he was bent. Might not have even been dive related as his friend stated he had similar symptoms the day prior.

    That being said, the deceased and his friends were also on a 26ft rental boat. I'm guessing they didn't have emergency O2 onboard, bent or not that would have been prudent to have.
     
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  10. Dan

    Dan Great White

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    @DandyDon had problem to copy & paste the text on the link & asked me to do it. Apparently I had the same problem & ended up posting the same thing 3x LOL. Some funky cut & paste protection were put on that link so people were forced to go to the link to read the message directly, like Facebook does.

    Anyway back to the topic. As I posted in post # 2 & 3 above, I think it has to do with vertigo.
     

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