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10 yr old dies in scuba diving accident - Utah

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by Aviyes, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Aviyes

    Aviyes Barracuda

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  2. WillHartNZ

    WillHartNZ Instructor, Scuba

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    Very sad indeed. Shows the importance of being trained properly and not just getting dad to show you.
     
  3. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My heart goes out to the boy's family, and know they will need all the support they can get. Hopefully the father was qualified to be instructing a 10 year old in scuba (can't really tell from the news report as to the father's certification level). Regardless, I would not wish that guilt trip on any parent.
     
  4. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's terrible, could not imagine. I wonder if it's from 'the bends' or from possibly not 'exhaling' as he ascended?
     
  5. RTC'83

    RTC'83 DIR Practitioner

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    Sad, prayers for the family.
     
  6. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    From what the article say (and that’s not much) getting bent in 25’ is impossible.
    Not exhaling causes the lungs to over inflate (barotrauma) is a real possibility or it may have been a drowning.

    I was diving with my daughter today and my aspirations for the dive get smaller and smaller as I play things out in my head. I cannot imagine the guilt and pain the father is feeling,
    Praying for the family.
     
  7. Scott

    Scott Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Other reports suggest the boy was diving using his fathers alternate air source and then detached.
    Over expansion injury is highly possible.
     
  8. Nick Steele

    Nick Steele DIR Practitioner

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    That sucks! Prayers for the family and friends.
     
  9. Spudlet

    Spudlet Nassau Grouper

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    Very sad I feel for all involved, 10yrs old is far too young for diving in my opinion, I think even 12yrs in Australia too young..It's a lot of information for a 10yr old to absorb . Prayers to the family and friends
     
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  10. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    The two are not mutually exclusive.


    Bob
     
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