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Two divers critical - Hawaii

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, May 21, 2018.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There was chatter on Facebook about a rebreather fatality, but nothing confirming such has turned up on internet news that I can find. This article says the rescuer was injured descending rapidly, but I suspect it happen ascending.

    2 injured in diving accident at Kewalo Basin
     
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Barotraumas to the ears are a fairly common rapid decent injury.
     
  3. OBXDIVEGUY

    OBXDIVEGUY Manta Ray

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    I can confirm there was a rebreather fatality yesterday. The rescuer was treated for minor injuries due to a rapid ascent in a chamber.
     
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  4. MarkFlory

    MarkFlory Angel Fish

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    This is to bad , good guys involved :(
     
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  5. Killercavecow

    Killercavecow Angel Fish

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    Family involved in this just came up as a rando for me via FB.
    Emotional to say the least. Lots of mixed feelings about being able to do what you love but then there is a family without this presence now.
    Be careful while you're out there, if not for you, for someone else.
     
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  6. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

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    In a chamber? I had read Hawaii had closed its chamber. Is this not correct?
     
  7. Kevrumbo

    Kevrumbo Banned

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  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Diver named in article with a little more info: Scuba diver dies after being pulled from Kewalo Basin
     
  9. cathal

    cathal Nassau Grouper

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  10. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Condolences to the family.
     

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