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Scuba diver dies after being found floating at Kurnell, NSW, Australia

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by Sir-Dive-A-Lot, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. tracydr

    tracydr Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina, 3 miles from South Carolina
    They've provided small amounts of information through third parties but they don't want to come on here and be subject to criticism or abuse.
    I don't blame them. It would be extremely hard,given the circumstances. Let's cut them a break. When they're ready they'll give us what they can, until then, let them be.
    Jerry_, D_B, victorzamora and 2 others like this.
  2. letterboy

    letterboy Trash leaves trash ScubaBoard Supporter

    I believe it was cavediver that posted that information. as well as possibly almitywife ....
  3. Mossman

    Mossman Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SoCal
    I just tuned in. Wow, over 700 posts and people are blaming a very experienced diver in shallow water dying because of her camera? The stupidity of the "regulars" boggles me. It was obviously a medical condition. Sorry for the braggarts who want a teaching moment, but an excellent diver like Marcia wouldn't have died for a stupid reason.
    CajunDiva likes this.
  4. Zippsy

    Zippsy Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: SIngapore
    There you go. That last post is obviously from a buddy who directly witnessed the accident and performed the autopsy. So, what was the medical condition?
    je76 and BDSC like this.
  5. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    I personally called a halt to this happening a few days after the accident because it was only a few days after the accident.

    I know one of the buddies has spoken to CFS and CFS will post something sooner than later. I have communicated with CFS my concerns and he has given my family the space and time I asked for.
  6. DaleC

    DaleC Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Leftcoast of Canada
    What are the intelligent reasons again?

    This thread has taken several tangents but I think most participants understand what is relevant to the specific incident and what is general speculation on potential causes and effects. It might be hard to discern by someone who just "tuned in" though.
    tracydr, undrwater and gee13 like this.
  7. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Scuba Instructor

    I, and a few others, have been in constant contact with the dive buddies and we've passed along information from them as accurately as we can. The information that was promised has been posted. The buddies feel a need to be anonymous for the time being so they haven't posted it directly.

    beaverdivers, D_B and Denis Sydney like this.
  8. Denis Sydney

    Denis Sydney Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney Australia
    I too have good understanding of the event and can comment having dived with Marcia on her previous dive. Tell me, are comments that she was an excellent diver based on having dived with her or chatting to her? I believe all the relevent known facts (as well as things not realised as facts at the time) have been posted.

    There may be more to come from the coroner although this may not be for a long time. There are other bits of info we may like to see/know such as dive computer download, photos to tell time etc but these things are in the hands of the police/coroner and not something we will get our hands on.

    I believe that like many many fatalities this is a combination of factors that leave gaps in the safety chain. Finally, one link breaks and there are so many gaps that the outcome is fatal. This is one of those events.

    It is a terribly sad event and it has made me realise that OMG, in different ways, it could have been me a few times. MANY LESSONS LEARNT, I believe for many of us.
  9. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego, Ca.
  10. nimoh

    nimoh Scuba Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Rochester, MN
    not sure how this incident is similar, but I didn't read very far into the discussion. It seems that Mia went under without the BC (and tank, regs, etc.) attached to her, and then became separated from the BC at some point leaving her with no gas to breathe.

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