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Hooked at 100 feet - Lulu wreck, Alabama

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    I think that both divers missed their stops, and the offending boat got away.

    WKRG | Only on News 5: Scuba-diver hooked while diving, reeled to the surface
    Video available at link
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  2. Old Krakken

    Old Krakken ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: USA
    Tragedy barely avoided!

    I was solo at lake Whitney in Hillsboro, Tx.
    After surfacing, I noticed my dive flag was missing.
    The float was still there, just no flag.
    Upon reaching shore, my Wife told me a motor boat came up to the flag and took it! :rolleyes:
  3. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Port Canaveral Florida
    Put a couple of treble hooks on your dive flag next time, I bet they quit in a hurry.
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  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
  5. sea_ledford

    sea_ledford Captain

    Ummm, what?
    "He says he only had mild symptoms of decompression sickness and is already planning to go diving again on Friday."
  6. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    Apparently lots of guys used to report getting "fizzy" (light dcs, various descriptions) after a dive, and then do more later in the week. Personally I wouldn't do it, but some folks do it regularly.
  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    A friend of mine was diving in a lake, pulling his flag. Of of the sudden he's getting pulled up. When he surfaces, some guy on a jet ski is holding his dive flag and telling him to let of of the rope to what he just found.
    markmud, txgoose, Bierstadt and 3 others like this.
  8. wnissen

    wnissen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Livermore, Calif.
    I will confess that the one time we rented a boat, with no experience whatsoever except rowboat / kayak / paddleboat type stuff, they talked about red / green lights and how to avoid collisions, but nobody ever said anything about dive flags. We’re lucky we didn’t injure or kill someone.
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  9. PBcatfish

    PBcatfish Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Florida
    "Thompson was a hundred feet down when he got hooked, and it wasn’t only in his neck. There were circle hooks in his hand and his scuba gear."

    It seems odd that a circle hook would find a way to get someone in the neck. They are shaped to avoid snag hooking.

    Also, getting pulled up from 100' would seem like a sure recipe for DCS. I'm surprised that they didn't get hit with that worse.
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  10. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    He probably embellished the story a bit and perhaps he had slow enough ascent.

    If it were me, my first instinct is to pull my BFK, cut the line and slowly ascend to locate the crappy fisherman.

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