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Lake Phoenix Death

Discussion in 'Snorkeling / Freediving' started by Chip Collins, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Chip Collins

    Chip Collins Angel Fish

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    Has anyone heard anything about the free diver that was found dead at Lake Phoenix, Virginia today?
    All I know is he was without a buddy and when they found him, his face was swollen.
     
  2. BjörnBear

    BjörnBear Angel Fish

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    Location: Richmond, VA
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    Very sad scene. I was on the surface when another group found him and called for help. They found him near the airplane underwater and unresponsive. No buddy, and no idea how long he was submerged.

    After they got him to the dock, CPR and oxygen were started immediately, and paramedics were there within 15 minutes. Unfortunately he didn’t make it.

    Best guess is shallow water blackout. Front desk said he checked in as a swimmer.
     
  3. RTC'83

    RTC'83 DIR Practitioner

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    Sad to read, RIP
     
  4. AustinV

    AustinV Barracuda

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    Been awhile since I have been to Phoenix, what is depth of plane, maybe 40’? Not that it matters in this situation, I was just curious. Regardless of what type of diving (or swimming?) was being done it’s always sad to see a fatality.
     
  5. BjörnBear

    BjörnBear Angel Fish

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    The airplane sits at about 60 feet. Temperature there was 57 Fahrenheit. Surface was 81 F.
     
  6. Sean Walberg

    Sean Walberg Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Northern Virginia
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    Lake Phoenix, SCUBA Park, Family Campgrounds & Paintball 2019-09-16 07-10-56.png (tried to post a screenshot but it was insanely small) EDITED BY MODERATOR.
     
  7. AustinV

    AustinV Barracuda

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    That one is coming out small as well Sean. At least for me it is.
     
  8. Sean Walberg

    Sean Walberg Nassau Grouper

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    Yea, monosnap does funny things when you stitch together several images. Here's the post itself, the comments don't add a lot to the conversation anyway.
    Lake Phoenix, SCUBA Park, Family Campgrounds & Paintball 2019-09-16 07-21-32.png
     
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  9. AustinV

    AustinV Barracuda

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    I could see that post getting some people worked up...
     
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  10. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    and there is no right to be stupid in public
     

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