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Missed deco, helicopter ride - New Jersey

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Coast Guard rescues diver off coast of Cape May
     
  2. SeaCobra

    SeaCobra Dive Shop

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    He is fine
     
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Fine? Do you mean the helio was a "just in case" precaution?
     
  4. CptTightPants21

    CptTightPants21 Solo Diver

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    From what I heard they exaggerated his symptoms in order to get the helicopter to come.

    He was hit and did a Schedule 6, but it wasn't as severe as initially reported/believed.
     
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  5. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

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    good news and hope this is just a close call for a seventy year old......need to make those stops.
     
  6. Jersey

    Jersey Manta Ray

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    Question - is there a chamber down the shore or did he have to go to Philly/U of P?
     
  7. SeaCobra

    SeaCobra Dive Shop

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    He went to U of Penn, the symptoms were reported by the USCG swimmer, there was no exaggeration.
     
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  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Then how does he become "just fine"?
     
  9. cgvmer

    cgvmer Divemaster Candidate

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    good too hear he's ok
     
  10. SeaCobra

    SeaCobra Dive Shop

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    I know Bill very well myself, I spoke to him on his way to the chamber on Saturday. He was told it was a commercial diver. I also saw Bill on Sunday and that is how I knew all was well. I also am close to the skipper of the boat, the divers and the victim. There may be a little misunderstanding, but there was not an exaggeration. The victim was 70 after all and he was symptomatic.
     

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