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Split from another thread. Dr. Guy Garman died during his deep record attempt. This thread has been split into the Accidents forum in order to allow for stricter moderation
Scubaboard friends I'm saddened to say that today's attempt at a world record deep dive ended in tragedy. Dr. Guy Garman, known to those of us on his dive team here as Doc Deep entered the water exactly on time at 6am this morning for what was scheduled to be a ten hour and twenty five total run time deep dive to 1,200'. The first deep support divers were to meet up with him at 360', 38 minutes after he descended. He never arrived at that first stop. Divers stayed as long as possible and more deep support divers went in to help with a deep vigil hoping that something had just seriously delayed him. He was attached to a 1,300' descent line so surfacing elsewhere wasn't an option. Plans are being made to obtain the equipment required to lift the descent line and hopefully retrieve his body sometime next week. To say that we're all very saddened is an understatement. Regardless of whether you agreed with his record goal or not, he was more knowledgeable about diving, and specifically deep and technical diving, than almost anyone else on the planet. His wife and son were on the boats during the dive this morning and respect for their privacy and that of his other son and daughter will be appreciated.
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