Posted by Karl S. on September 05, 2001 at 13:40:32:
In Reply to: Re: Textbook vs. Real World posted by MHK on September 05, 2001 at 13:16:04:
I will admit that this is not what is formally taught now, but in the real world of danger and panic, this would be better than what we do teach now.
On two deep water "assists" that I myself had to carry out for the benefit of dive students, it was a good thing that I was able to hold on and not let go of them.
In one case, she was helping by kicking also. We successfully egressed 91 fsw back to the surface.
In the other case, just like you said Ken, he was not even kicking at all. Its strange that they do that -- just freeze up like that -- and its amazing that you commented on it. Obviously you have been in the same situation yourself Ken.
He was near panic and that had frozen him in the water so that he could not help himself at all. He just hung there in a dead hang while I had to haul him up out of the Ocean, flooded drysuit and all. Fortunately the water was only about 30 fsw deep.
Get 'em air, get a hold of 'em, and get 'em going.
Absolutely positively right about that.
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