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Free diver dies following distress incident off of Heeia Kea Pier - Hawaii

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by grantwiscour, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. grantwiscour

    grantwiscour Regular of the Pub

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    Posted: Oct 16, 2019 / 03:28 PM HST / Updated: Oct 16, 2019 / 08:31 PM HST

    (KHON2) — An 83-year-old diver has died, according to Emergency Medical Services on Wednesday, October 16.

    The Honolulu Fire Department says that they responded to a diver in distress offshore of Heeia Kea Pier with seven units, including Air 1, staffed with 20 personnel.

    It was reported that a diver had gotten into trouble while diving. Two divers were freediving and one diver returned to the boat. After a while, he recognized that the second diver had not surfaced and notified 911.

    HFD personnel located the unresponsive male in about eight feet of water.

    They retrieved the patient and transferred him to the HFD Rescue boat where CPR was performed. The patient was brought to Heeia Kea Pier and patient care was transferred to Emergency Medical Services at 1:20 p.m.

    EMS officials say that the diver died upon arrival.

    Diver dies following distress incident off of Heeia Kea Pier
     
  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    I hope I live to 83 and can still dive when I get there.
     
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  3. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Solo Diver

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    We all die of something.
    Doubt i'll make it to 83
     
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  4. Scubagolf

    Scubagolf Manta Ray

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    I will be 69 next month. On another dive trip next week. 83 is starting to appear way to close.
     
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  5. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    I tell my students I want to be eaten by a tiger shark while diving at age 90.
     
  6. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Barracuda

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    As my late father used to say, "No one wants to be 90 unless their 89." :)
     
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  7. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Solo Diver

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    This man obviously lived life to the fullest.
    Died doing something he loved.
     
  8. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

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    I want to die while getting banged by a mermaid.
     
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  9. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Carefully what you wish for.

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