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Posted by TechDiver on April 30, 2004 at 11:31:19:

In Reply to: Re: Yes but . . .thanks Ken posted by Doug Williams on April 30, 2004 at 00:53:52:

Sure, the victim screwed up. That is becoming more apparent as the details of the incident surface.

The lost diver procedure does not stipulate 15 mins underwater. Had the victim surfaced sooner, he would have been closer to the boat.

From the point of the buddy separation, this became a solo dive by the victim. And solo dives, whatever the circumstances, are when a lot of divers die.

Remember Mia Tegner a few years ago? Solo dive from the point of separation with her "buddy" too.

Its just really fortunate the victim was rescued.

Ironically, even the Coast Guard screwed up on this one. They were searching at the wrong site! I am sure there will be a USCG Admiral who will be buying a Boy Scout or Sea Scout a huge tall one, soon. (Lemonaide?)

There is enough blame to go around for everyone. This incident is a textbook perfect case for how everything can go to hell in a handbasket fast.

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