Monday, 26 September 2011

Rescue update

Sadly last night I saw a BBC news report that one of the rescued divers from Wemyss Bay had died as a result of the 'bends'.

Having watched the rescue services yesterday their speed, efficiency and effectiveness was outstanding.

To the divers family and friends - I am so sorry.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no, that's dreadful, Celia. I spent some time in Northumberland once and knew several divers who suffered minor effects of the bends and had constant pain in their joints as a result - worse on land that under the water. It's caused by gas bubbles being released into the blood stream - made worse if decompression procedures aren't followed but it does happen anyway to some extent. It's quite unusual for divers to suffer death as a result nowadays because so much is known about it but such a shame for the diver, his family - and also you for witnessing it. Axx


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