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Missing diver found ashore - Trinidad Island

Discussion in 'Near Misses and Lessons Learned' started by DandyDon, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    He swam 44 miles in 16 h? I'm skeptical. The ironman Triathalon swimmers go 2.4 miles in about 31 minutes, which would be about 10 h to get ashore if they could keep the pace. Long distance swimmers - like to Catalina Island - spend about 12h to go 20 miles. A typical 10km time is 2h45m, which would extrapolate to about 20h if you could keep the pace. I'm skeptical.
     
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  2. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds Barracuda

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    Only way this will be believable is if he managed to hitch a ride on a current
     
  3. fsardone

    fsardone Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Drinking sea water is never a good idea. Doing it for the time he is claiming would have had serious consequences, I believe.

    Effects of Drinking Sea Water
     
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  4. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    You don’t want to drink saltwater. “Human kidneys can only make urine that is less salty than salt water. Therefore, to get rid of all the excess salt taken in by drinking seawater, you have to urinate more water than you drank. Eventually, you die of dehydration even as you become thirstier.”

    Can humans drink seawater?
     
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  5. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

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    Correct....just....don't do it.
     
  6. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

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    He said at about midnight his nephew looked at the navigator on his watch and noticed that he was 44 miles off the coast. ... About 3 am, Bugros swam up ashore but because of complete exhaustion and dehydration, he could not move until daybreak.

    I am even more skeptical if the above reporting correct. 44 miles in 3 hours??? Gotta be typo and it was 4 miles.

    That said, he survived. And that is important.
     
  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah, not even with a strong current!
     
  8. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Aw, look.at that face! I could adopt.
     
  10. Shasta_man

    Shasta_man Loggerhead Turtle

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    Somewhere is a Thai fisherman wondering how his dog got on the Internet
     

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