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\At about 18:00 local time on 01/25/2014 a diver surfaced and was calling for help. He had found a snorkeler unconscious underwater. He brought him to the surface and other divers assisted with CPR. The was in a wetsuit and snorkel gear only and there didn't appear to be anyone else with him. None of the divers or groups from SCC recognized him. An ambulance came (very quickly - within 4-6 minutes of the initial call) and the EMS worked on him and took him away.
Does anyone know anyone else about this incident?
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Ok a little more on this, and it is commentary. My commentary. It amazed me how fast things happened once the diver is out of the water. CPR was started immediately.
My one critique of the situation is that no one took control of the situation. There were a lot of divers not involved in the rescue standing around looking and quite frankly in the way. If you are not involved and assisting, stay away. i know it's human nature to see what all the commotion is about but give the divers that are performing the rescue room to work and keep a clear path for EMS and the professionals from the SCC Dive shop. Someone senior, more senior than me, needed to take control of the situation and direct traffic.
---------- Post added January 27th, 2014 at 08:55 AM ----------
I was at SCC, I and did witness this first hand but was on a flight out Saturday night.