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German jazz singer lost in sea cave - Tonga

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Sometimes when I'm solo I get separated
    You should hear the arguments
     
  2. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    Put down your popcorn man, mea culpa
     
  3. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

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    It was for the thread I linked, not this one.
     
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  4. Scuba37 Explorer

    Scuba37 Explorer Garibaldi

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  5. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller ScubaBoard Supporter

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    From the article above:
    Well, that's not good. Wonder if that would have made the difference in this case.
    This is a little confusing. Did they find her body, or are they just figuring this is a safe assumption?
     
  6. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin DIR Practitioner

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    From the article above

    The article is just inaccurate
     
  7. FinnMom

    FinnMom Divemaster Staff Member

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    So her weight belt was found in the cave but sounds like her death might well be unrelated to there being a sea cave in the area.

    Post #1
    "...She had dived from a whale-watching boat with another woman and a dive-guide, who returned to report that Trost had left them and ascended some time earlier..."

    That and
    "....Jeff Laurie, of Whale Swim & Dive Tours, did not have a licensed skipper on board his boat, as is required by law, and critical for the safety during Dive Expeditions, as they are responsible for monitoring divers coming to the surface and are able to pick them up out of the water.." (source from posts 14 and 15: “Jeff Laurie, of Whale Swim & Dive Tours, did not have a licensed skipper on board his boat, as is required by law, and critical for the safety during Dive Expeditions, as they are responsible for monitoring divers coming to the surface and are able to pick them up out of the water..."
    make it sound like she headed for the surface early & unaccompanied, and was never seen again.
    It sounds like they do not know for a fact that she was lost inside that cave, so this thread headline might be inaccurate.
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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