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Saskatchewan diver dead - Maui, Hawaii

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Third visitor in a week dies at Maui beach
     
  2. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Loggerhead Turtle

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    If you (or anyone) happens to find more information about this I would be very interested. I have gone diving at both of those beaches and to me they were extremely easy shore dives, unless someone went diving in the afternoon when the trade winds were blowing. I'm especially interested because two of the divers were just a tiny bit older than me.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Getting details on accidents in Hawaii has always seemed challenging.
     
  4. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member

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    It doesn't sound like a diving incident. It sounds more like a hauling dive gear out of the water incident. Physical exertion in challenging conditions?
     
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  5. Chavodel8en

    Chavodel8en Barracuda

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    I believe the other 2 deaths were both snorkelers -- and both from the SF Bay Area (separate incidents), as there was a news report out here, with not much information except both were found in shallow or on beach
     
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  6. Chavodel8en

    Chavodel8en Barracuda

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    So this relates not to the Saskatchewan diver noted above, but 3 snorkeling deaths in Maui, all East Bay CA residents within the past 2 weeks.

    Third East Bay man drowns off Maui beach in 2 weeks

    So the article states that the 2 earliest deaths involved those full-face snorkeling masks, and there is speculation - no definitive proof - but speculation that there may be some connection.

    I may actually post this as a new post, as even if its speculation, its important information
     
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  7. cathycalg

    cathycalg Angel Fish

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    I am on Maui right now and in the past month or so, there have been up to 12 deaths along Maui beaches...most of them snorkellers, most of them men, most of them 65-plus. My husband talked to a Lifeguard about it...the Lifeguard didn’t say too too much, but tapped on is his heart...as in pre-existing problems ...but also said they (authorities) were beginning to keep track of how many snorkellers died while wearing those one-piece face masks, compared to the regular style. News reports mention what kind of snorkel gear people were wearing when found. Very sad all round.
     
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  8. cathycalg

    cathycalg Angel Fish

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    ..And just a day ago, a 78-year-old man from California was pulled from Ulua Beach Maui..he’d been snorkelling and was foud unresponsive..but medic crews managed to get his heart beating again and hopefully he’ll be okay. He was snorkelling with a regular style mask and snorkel...not the full-face kind. You have to wonder what is going on.....
     
  9. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos Manta Ray

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    At 78, this sort of thing is not surprising.
     
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  10. catone

    catone Solo Diver

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    While I haven’t seen one of those masks, and too lazy to look it up, I’m thinking a full face snorkeling mask would add to the inherent snorkel dead space. I guess it is possible one can eventually get hypoxic to the point where they pass out and drown.
     

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