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Diver dies after being rescued in Jupiter

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by djtimmy77, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. djtimmy77

    djtimmy77 Loggerhead Turtle

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  2. Scott

    Scott Tech Instructor

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    Was the diver sick before entering the water and then began having issues? Am I reading that right?
     
  3. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    I read that once he entered the water he got sick and began to struggle. But the wording is bit vague.
     
  4. tekkydiver

    tekkydiver Regular of the Pub

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    I see that Sea Tow recovered the diver. Where the hell was the boat he was diving off?
     
  5. sportxlh

    sportxlh Solo Diver

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    Could be the dive boat called Sea Tow for assistance. With Jupiter Drift diving, divers can be spread all up and down the reef line so the dive boat might not have been able to abandon the other divers that were still under water.
     
  6. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

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    I've been picked up by Sea Tow Vessels twice, I think.

    They are very nice and when a diver is reported missing or overdue, they will assist in the search.

    I have zero knowledge of what happened in this case.
     
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  7. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

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    I've heard some details, including secondhand reports from people involved in the recovery and listening to radio transmissions yesterday morning. Spearboard had a more extensive discussion, but that thread has been taken down. From what I had heard, an additional complicating factor was 5-8 ft seas.
     
  8. guyharrisonphoto

    guyharrisonphoto ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A friend who monitored the transmissions thought this was on the Emerald? Maybe someone on the trip can supply more details?
     
  9. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Manta Ray

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  10. tekkydiver

    tekkydiver Regular of the Pub

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    Diver did not get in trouble upon entering the water as reported. Diver was tremendously overweight and out of shape. It was the Emerald, maybe they will fill in the blanks.
     

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