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Free diver drowns in Sydney

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Free diver drowns in Sydney
     
  2. Spudlet

    Spudlet Nassau Grouper

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    seems strange as article saying free diver, that netted area is pretty shallow, just netted baths,
     
  3. Spudlet

    Spudlet Nassau Grouper

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    TV report it seems he may have been caught in the net
     
  4. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Manta Ray

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    It is only a metre or two deep at the most I reckon. Could be he got caught in the net.
     
  5. John the Pom

    John the Pom Angel Fish

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    Possibly a journalist using "free diving" when they really just mean "snorkelling". People go snorkelling around the netted areas in the north of the harbour because you can see some interesting marine life around the nets, plus there are sea grass beds. You often see sea horses for example.

    My wife & I once helped a woman who got into difficulty snorkelling in Little Manly Cove when she got fishing line caught around her fin and she started to panic a bit.
     
  6. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Manta Ray

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    The man was the son of a local dive shop owner. He was apparently freediving. Nothing more has really come to light about it, even from a very detailed post from his mother (the shop owner) which mentioned briefly what his girlfriend saw. Most of the post was about the perceived lack of response/delay by rescue personnel and failure of Police to advise her immediately. His body was found by the mother's boyfriend who arrived with dive gear and searched despite Police opposition.

    None of this would have affected the outcome as it was way too late for any chance of survival even if they arrived the second the girlfriend called for help. Very sad!
     
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