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The 'Jascon 4' rescue video - 3 days at 30m and lived!

Discussion in 'Search and Rescue' started by DevonDiver, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. ScubaInChicago

    ScubaInChicago Professional Photographer

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    Hand???????
     
  2. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

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    Lets just say that I would be saying more than ONE profanity if I was diving in near zero visibility looking for a corpse and someone grabbed me :eek:
     
  3. PsyWulf

    PsyWulf Barracuda

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    Lower and more intimate haha

    Sent from my GT-P7500 using Tapatalk HD
     
  4. randini

    randini Marine Scientist

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    I think I smell a new PADI TEC/REC program: Discover Saturation Diving
     
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  5. xyrandomyx

    xyrandomyx Barracuda

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    When watching it, I initially 'wow, they must've been worried that he'd panic'. Then I thought 'anyone who's managed to survive three days in an air pocket probably has a far cooler head than most'.
     
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  6. randini

    randini Marine Scientist

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    Even so, the guy must have been extremely anxious to get to the surface to breath fresh air and see daylight and I'm sure the rescue team was VERY aware of the possibility of him freaking out at any moment. As I was watching it I could just see him trying to bolt to the surface the moment he got clear of the wreck. Thankfully no, he and the rescue team did a fantastic job of keeping him calm and getting him into the bell.

    My previous comment was tongue in cheek. Darn intrawebs don't do sarcasm very well.
     
  7. xyrandomyx

    xyrandomyx Barracuda

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    Yeah. I was also only being partly serious. I do think he must have a far cooler head than the average person, but a panicked bolt for the surface was still clearly a real concern. You can here the rescuers doing their best to keep him calm and reassure him.
     
  8. tattooedjeeper

    tattooedjeeper Nassau Grouper

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    That's an amazing video and one really lucky guy!
     
  9. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

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    I am just awe-struck by the video and the accompanying stories...

    Thanks Andy for sharing and posting it on your blog.
     
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  10. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Saturation divers use HeO2 not Tri-Mix.

    http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/te...triox-trimix-heliox-question.html#post6527704

    Very carefully, whether on a wreck or not. The good news is you can’t lose your way out.

    You would never wear a drysuit. Hot water heated wetsuits are used.

    Sort of puts a more realistic perspective on Nitrogen Narcosis and Oxygen Toxicity.

    This may help explain some things: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/commercial-divers/467739-what-saturation-diving.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
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