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Doc Deep dies during dive.

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by stcroixscuba, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. kensuf

    kensuf Cave Instructor

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    Uhh, you've been to depths that compression arthralgia can kick in but had never heard of HPNS before?? No offense, but that's kind of scary.
     
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  2. Russoft

    Russoft Barracuda

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    I can only assume this person read the following on wikipedia:
     
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  3. Redshift

    Redshift DIR Practitioner

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    That article is just... wow! And can a lawyer get in the way of an investigation the way it seems to be happening?
     
  4. Manneca

    Manneca Barracuda

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    I saw that and was horrified. At first I thought it meant that the family wasn't interested in the body at all, they just wanted all the tanks etc back which horrified me. And then I read the article that what they want is the dive computer and other equipment that would shed some light on what happened. I hope it's not true.
     
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  5. Hetland

    Hetland Solo Diver

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    Yes, it happens, but if it's true that the Coast Guard has possession of the equipment, it's probably on its way to the Navy for analysis.
     
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  6. Jules Verne

    Jules Verne Angel Fish

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    I've lived here a long time and I had never heard of the "Virgin Islands Free Press" until this incident.

    The website is a hollow blog with no details, and the by-line refers to John McCarthy who has been a disgraced figure on the periphery of journalism here for as long as I can remember.

    The last paragraph referring to champagne on the beach is a perversion of the last few lines of This Article:

    'Stellar diver' disappears into the deep - News - Virgin Islands Daily News

    which also sucks, but gives a bit more context.

    John McCarthy has grudges against almost everyone. No one with any sense will talk to him. Disregard.
     
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  7. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Thanks Jules... that makes a lot of sense in light of the tripe that was in that article.
     
  8. nimoh

    nimoh Public Safety Diver

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    The domain was registered with GoDaddy on May 28th, 2015.
     
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  9. Gdog

    Gdog Manta Ray

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    Wow...I was checking out some of the other articles as well. Very slanted journalism. Thanks Jules for the info.
     
  10. infieldg

    infieldg Nassau Grouper

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    None taken, you're absolutely right altho in my defence it was on air so no helium... which has to be the the worst defence ever lol

    It was a few 'trust-me' dives on the Coolidge, the deepest being 62m, I'd done tdi adv nitrox/deco proc and tdi adv wreck to prepare but being a 45m course I guess compression arthralgia wasn't considered a big concern - I was surprised to learn it can affect you from 60m, so I'm definitely going to do less trusting and more learning in future!
     

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