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Diver fatality in south east Norway

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by morgan84, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. morgan84

    morgan84 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tonsberg, Norway
    It is aweful to write this, but sadly my 49 year old boss passed away this weekend, while diving of the coast of Norway. Lars Petter was an experienced diver, and the incident came as a shock to friends, family and colleagues.

    It is still not clear what caused the accident, as he was believed to be in good health, and to have a responsible focus on diving safety. All that is known is that he was brought to the surface by his fellow dive-buddies, and EFR was performed. The ambulance helicopter was quick to arrive, but sadly the doctor was unable to save his life.

    I write this with confusion and sorrow. We talked about his trip on friday and i remember telling him how lucky he was to go diving over the weekend. I don't understand how something like this can happen... How should I deal with this? I don't know who to talk to, as I don't want to scare my friends and family.

    All I know is that im going to continue to dive. And I hope that everyone remembers to keep safe while diving.

    Rest in peace Lars Petter. My thoughts go out to you, your wife and son.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  2. Jan Kruger

    Jan Kruger Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Pretoria , South Africa.
    Sorry for your loss. The water must be relatively cold there at this time of the year? Was it an ocean dive or inland dive ?
  3. dave4868

    dave4868 Old diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vero Beach, FL, USA
    The process of grieving will take its course, but you will probably find it more helpful to share your feelings in person with others, as opposed to the mixed bag of internet responses which might add to the natural confusion you're feeling.

    A quick search turns up a good description of the grieving process.

    The Stages Of Grief

    Find someone with whom you can share and discuss your feelings, preferably in person.

    Best of luck to you in this difficult time.

    Dave C
  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    Oh, I'm so sorry.

    Having pulled a friend out of the water and tried (unsuccessfully) to resuscitate him, I know that accidents like this can leave you confused and troubled about diving in general, and what it means to you and whether it is worth the risk. All I can say is that the grieving process takes its course, and so does the analysis process. In the end, I still dive, and I hope that's where it takes you, too.
  5. Saltwater Junky

    Saltwater Junky Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Bonaire, GA
    I pray that you find peace in your time of loss. You've come to a group of fellow divers with a great depth of knowledge, understanding, and empathy. As you go through the grieving process, you may find it helpful to speak with a therapist to help you deal with your emotional confusion.

    My condolences on your loss.
  6. Texfrazer

    Texfrazer Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Knoxville, TN
    My sincere condolensces and prayers for you and the family of your boss.

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