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Suit filed in case of "Girl dead, boy injured at Glacier National Park

Discussion in 'Diving Litigation' started by Jim Lapenta, May 6, 2021.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bob had a GoPro running. Wrist or chest mounted, I don’t remember. Any of the stills were screen grabs.
     
  2. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

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    The Complaint alleges that Bob's GoPro was wrist mounted.
     
  3. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    ... and now that I think about it further, I'm pretty sure asphyxia is an umbrella term that includes drowning. I interpreted Ayisha's post about Linnea asphyxiating, not drowning, to mean that she died from mechanical asphyxiation caused by suit squeeze vs. water inhalation. But either way, I think it would be accurate to say she asphyxiated.
     
  4. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

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    Yes, the Cause of Death is almost always attributed to drowning in SCUBA accidents, without identifying the events leading to a death.

    DAN identifies 4 parts of an incident that lead to a fatality: the trigger; the disabling agent; the disabling injury; and the cause of death.

    I can look for it later if anyone wants to see the DAN articles...
     
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  5. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wrist. It isnt going to be smooth video. The jury will watch it. It will likely show how chaotic the situation was. If i was a family member I would have to leave the courtroom when it is shown to the jury.
     
  6. BRT

    BRT not a soft touch

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    One instructor in this thread says they went to 100' without air hooked to their drysuit.
     
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  7. Darnold9999

    Darnold9999 Solo Diver

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    I am guessing that those who have been deep without a dry suit whip also knew to not vent from the dump valve when descending. A new diver would not know that and likely was vertical and venting - making it all worse - if that is even possible.
     
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  8. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This thread gets longer faster than I have time to catch up with it
     
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  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Remember Linnea was a new diver who knew nothing about drysuits, aside from what the instructor told her, which was probably almost nothing.
     
  10. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Good point. Given the weight distribution, I would guess she was extremely leg heavy. So basically vertical. Unless she had her exhaust valve closed, then any air she had at the surface woukd be squeezed out, making it a more shrink wrapped and constricting situation than what I have experienced.
     
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