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New Jersey Fatality

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, May 6, 2012.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Very little available now. Maybe more will be released soon...

    From Man dies while diving off NJ coast - NYPOST.com
     
  2. diverzach

    diverzach Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Florida
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    Doesn't sound like we'd get a lot of details from this. If it wasn't DCS, it will probably be attributed to other health problems. How do organizations like DAN classify such? As a new diver who likes to read about accidents, I sense a little wishful thinking about incidents like this, as if the dive had nothing to do with the injury/death. As an example, I recently spoke to a cave diver about the recent death at weeki wachi, which was ruled an aneurysm. My acquaintance believed (or wanted to believe) that this would have happened to him if he hadn't dived that day. That is a possibility, but very unlikely. It's much more reasonable to say the dive did it and we don't know why. Or, he had an undetectable tendency for this and the dive brought it out and we don't know why.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,349
    4,890
    113
    That cave diver who incurred an aneurysm may well have had the potential for that sometime, but possibly the dive pushed it - I don't know. I'd rather die diving than a week later having not dived, but we often don't know what's next. I'd hate for my death to spoil a trip for others on the boat, but we knew it was an adventure sport when we started, even if we realized more later on.

    This article says they were diving the SS Brunette, a 19th Century freighter in 70 ft three miles from the inlet. Man dies after diving off commercial vessel near Manasquan Inlet | NJ.com

    Another one said he had shallow breathing, but that may not be accurate reporting. Autopsy results might become available in time...?
     
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  4. cgvmer

    cgvmer Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
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  5. mcjangles

    mcjangles Angel Fish

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    We were out on the water in the area at the time of the incident and heard over the radio. The Sea Lion indicated the diver had just entered the water and had not yet descended when the incident occurred.
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,349
    4,890
    113
    That would explain the time of the incident.
     
  7. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
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    I believe it was later clarified that Marson had an embolism (AGE), not an
    aneurysm
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