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Yet another drowning and training.

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers' started by Gary D., Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We didn't need to be called out yesterday but a gentleman in his late 70's fell out of his boat and drowned in the south end of Coeur d'Alene Lake.

    Today I took one of the FNG's out for dive #6. I let him lead the dive, which ended up at 90'. Vis was around the 20' range. He had a 50-minute TBT and buoyancy control like a very seasoned veteran.

    I on the other hand have been having a very small leak in my right cuff. Today I found it when my cuff came off at 90’.

    Some are laughing wondering just how wet I got. Hahaha only my right arm got soaked. Keeping the arm pointed down kept the H2O out and I finished the dive just fine.

    It’s a darn good thing it happened on a play, oops training dive.

    Our bet is for at least one more drowning in the next few days. We hope not.

    Gary D.
     
  2. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Punta Gorda, Fl.
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    Man, you guys stay busy. In the 9 months I've been on the team, we've only had 4 callouts. The closest thing I've had to a body was last Thurs on training, when the instructor had secretly hidden a training dummy. Definately a maalox moment when I bumped into him. Vis was around 3", and he literally smacked me in my mask.
     
  3. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Consider yourself very lucky.

    Spokane is right next door and they are making us look slow.

    Gary D.
     
  4. jazappi

    jazappi Solo Diver

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  5. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    That sucks. But who needs PFD's in a canoe in a 100 acre 25' deep lake?

    The family must be devistated.

    Gary D.
     
  6. jazappi

    jazappi Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Kansas City
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    Yeah, not only did they lose one son, but both sons.
     
  7. PD_Medic

    PD_Medic Public Safety Diver

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    Location: Kansas City, Area - KS Side
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    Gary, Yeah the dad ID'd the bodies for the coroner and it was not the best of times. He took it better then I think I would have though. Shock hadn't worn off yet.
     
  8. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sad beyond belief. Hows your team doing? You're in our prayers.

    Gary D.
     
  9. Kayla

    Kayla Great White

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    Thoughts and prayers going that direction... thats rough!
     
  10. Kayla

    Kayla Great White

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    Did that with a real one. Interesting moment.....
     

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