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Man rescued from submerged car sues dive team.

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by james croft, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. KevWind

    KevWind Regular of the Pub

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    well you have one thing right, being plunged into muddy raging water trapped inside a car might very well seem like a cold day in hell :wink:

    While these type statements could (given a certain specific set of circumstances) be valid . Because the lack of actual specific info or FACTS as we like to call them and because of numerous possible countering alternatives , such declarations are pure speculation at best fall somewhere between way premature, to N/A. Sort of the height of arm chair quarterbacking.
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    Circumstances like, oh say just off the top of my head
    #1 if the windows are electric as soon as the battery shorts out , they may not work not to mention the pressure as some have stated.
    # 2 without some hard tool, it may be next to impossible from inside the car to generate enough momentum ( especially under water) to actually) break auto glass ever tried ?????????????????
    #3 And last maybe the victim doesn't know how to swim and was in a state of panic we just don"t know .
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Great White

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    You have no idea what the conditions of a floored river in Colorado look like... fast forward to 4:45 to see the conditions this guy was in




    Imagine a car submerged in something like that, water is extremely powerful, it carves through solid rock, it washes away bridges, it destroys houses and road ways...

    Any car submerged in a flooded river like that, the noise alone would be deafening inside the car, the car would be continually hammered, shaking and vibrating from the force of the water, the guy was lucky to be alive and find a air pocket, he easily could have been drowned, held against something because of the force of the water etc...
     
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  3. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

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    Hey, I grew up in Boulder, or at least close to it. Some Boulderites are a little weird but I don't think I've ever met somebody who would sue the people who saved their life.
    People shouldn't have been driving with that flood. In AZ, they make you pay the rescue bill if you drive your car into a flooded street.
     
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  4. KevWind

    KevWind Regular of the Pub

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    Ya I've already had some fun at Mikes expense over that comment so now in fairness to him. I will say my brother who lived in Boulder for 30 years favorite humorous quip is "Boulder 50 square miles surrounded by reality"
     
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  5. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If you're too weird to live in Boulder you move to Nederland.
     
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  6. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wow, I'm shocked rescuers dove in that! I would not have. Hats of to those guys, I guess.
     
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  7. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    After the water is above the window level, the windows will open (obviously, if they're electric they may not work). Also, the doors will open as well, unless they're obstructed or damaged.
     
  8. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Right, once the car is flooded, equalizing the pressure. Not against a gradient, right (as in a car with an air bubble trapped inside. But I defer to your experience...
     
  9. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    I'm just glad I live in a semi-desert climate. Of course even if a flash flood did occur here, getting out of my golf cart would be pretty easy... and I usually have my dive gear with me!
     
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  10. KevWind

    KevWind Regular of the Pub

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    Ha busted !!! We see the method to your madness , your just always prepared to covertly salvage free golf balls from the water traps.
     
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