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Old 07-29-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Divemaster charged with Homicide?

I hearda short piece on the 4 o'clock news about a divemaster being charged with the death of a student. The student panicked and surfaced.



Anyone know the details?

thanks, Reese
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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Could be...

http://www.divemaster.com/diving-new...der_28723.html
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:21 PM   #3
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What a crock of sh#t! That's a cardinal rule. I refuse to believe any certified instructor would be so negligent as to neglect to teach studentsthemost important rule in scuba diving - DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH WHILE ASCENDING! But again, imbeciles on the jury and a slick lawyer.
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How deep was this pool of death? This sounds rediculous.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:50 PM   #5
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You can suffer a fatal embolism from as little as 4 feet of water. Extreme, but it is possible.

This is why I cringe every time I hear of someoneletting a friend or child "try" scuba in a swimming pool - "It's just a pool". Please don't do this...PLEASE
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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what i read in the news journal was that a 16 year old female student was in 26 feet of water. when she surfaced she was in trouble and cpr was given but was pronounced dead at a local hospital on key largo. her father which is a certified diver was there as well.

i wonder where the instructor was?
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:19 PM   #7
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oops!! wrong storey
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2 different cases. The girl was this past weekend. TheAU case was last year.
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Evensplit (7/29/2008)You can suffer a fatal embolism from as little as 4 feet of water. Extreme, but it is possible.

This is why I cringe every time I hear of someoneletting a friend or child "try" scuba in a swimming pool - "It's just a pool". Please don't do this...PLEASE


True and I agree but my point was that she was maybe16.5' deep (the depth of AU's pool)if she was laying down and gasped a lung full of air, and held it and shot to the surface true she could have got an air embolism. But there has to be more to the story in order to charge an instructor with a crime. I think there is something that wasnt released in the story.
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If she was indicted on "negligence" there could have been a violation of standards or something to that effect. Not going to speculate but will be watching this one closely - could set a HUGE precedent.
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