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Diver missing at Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by CRDiver2007, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    Have you been in Manuelita? It's a small rocky island, as shown, below. The liveaboard is usually anchored on the east side of the island. The crew should be able to find the diver easily if he went to the island.

    4Cocos overview.jpg

    Below picture shows Argo with Manuelita island on the background.
    drrich2 likes this.
  2. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Contributor

    Not necessarily.
  3. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    I can’t find any reports of this in Canadian media...very odd
  4. Centrals

    Centrals Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    Dived there once and did not set foot on land.

    When diver gone missing in a dive, very seldom only the equipment was found on the beach. The under water current usually carried everything away.

    I was hoping for the best outcome.
  5. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: London
    Maybe someone here knows: if he was attacked by a shark and he was found 72h later, shouldn’t there be clues indicating that he was attached by a shark ?

    i.e. traces of human blood or anything ? Is it really that likely that the shark didn’t leave marks on the equipment but the body was damaged enough to slip out of the equipment ?
  6. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, ME
    So are they saying the found the equipment sitting there, like it was left there, or did it 'wash up' on shore?
  7. CRDiver2007

    CRDiver2007 New

    I can't imagine they found it like it was left there. I saw a post on Facebook a few days ago from someone who said he was Kent's friend, it said he went missing as the group surfaced from their last deco stop after a 300ft rebreather dive. Sounds to me like he had an issue in the water, and did not make it back to land.
  8. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Miami
    So was he seen at that last deco stop?
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  9. Has there been anymore info on this missing diver?
  10. firstdive2005

    firstdive2005 Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: edmonton, alberta, canada
    Ask Undersea Hunter, they are the ones that took him out.
    Here are tidbits that are NOT from a signed statement.
    His buddy saw him drift off at 30ft or so on his last deco obligation. Kent signaled ok to him. But he never stayed with him off the line. Once the buddy was back on Argo he noticed Madsen not on board. Search started then. His rolled up reel with the inflated smb was found on the rocky shoreline, it was attached to his crotch strap apparently with its end shredded. No body recovery or other equipment after extensive sub and diver search. No computer recovery.
    He went doing what he loved.
    He wouldnt want blame pitched around.
    He was a man that loved adventure.
    I will miss him dearly.
    If this can teach us something great but please don't speculate, you know the family is reading our words.

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