Posted by Steve on May 10, 2001 at 07:56:00:
In Reply to: "Dead Divers" With A Buddy Who Also Practiced Safe Diving Principles posted by JStone on May 09, 2001 at 23:56:23:
I got the following from another list and do not have any other details. This was submitted by Edward Watson on May 7th, 2001.
There was a fatal accident off Inverness last week. A shore dive, shore cover arranged, all experienced divers set out to do a sea-search dive somewhere near Inverness. Easy shallow, to
collect samples for analysis. One pair, even though told not to, decided to pick up clams along the way, this, as everyone knows uses loads of gas. Big bag of clams each, one tied his onto his harness with a knotted rope, they both ran out of air in 5m, within easy reach of the shore, one released his bag, the other, too heavy now to get off the bottom couldn't now fill his stab/wing to get him to the surface. He didn't have a knife
to cut the bag off, not did his buddy now have any gas to give him. In a dry suit he didn't have any releasable weight. The shore cover were alerted, however by the time they got there it was too late, he'd already drowned. Kind of makes you realise again, its not the depth or complexity of a dive that kills you....
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