Re: Immortal Diver?

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Posted by jr gordon on April 12, 2001 at 18:26:43:

In Reply to: Immortal Diver? posted by tleemay on April 12, 2001 at 14:26:56:

Hi Terry,

I've read Richie's story before; it's accessible on several sites including his own at and Jim Cobb's also has it posted on his site which as you know has volumes of useful information.

But I also remember several years ago reading his account of his second hit which came off a chain of islands several hundred miles Northwest of his base in Hawaii. Have you ever read it and if so do you have a link? It was an exciting adventure, he was hanging on an anchor line at sunset with a sizeable deco obligation when the anchor broke loose in heavy seas. Additionally there was a shark sizing him up so he had no choice but to blow off his deco and surface. He immediately went on 02 and they radioed for a chopper but conditions made an evac impossible so they set sail for Hawaii. It was one long tortuous journey home in heavy seas on a large sail boat. I've never been able to locate that story again. Any help?


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