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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: 2 abalone divers dead and another missing- Caspar  (Read 2226 times)

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Two divers are deceased and another in the group missing. In the Press Democrat. They were visitors from the east coast and decided to "just go" abalone diving having never done it before. A person with common sense would not decide to just go sky diving without a ton of training, instruction and practice. Diving the Pacific is no less dangerous in my opinion.

Very sad but this is what happens when you treat the Nor Cal Pacific like it is a farm pond
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There was nothing said that they had no experience in diving, just speculation. Also speculation that some of them had been drinking.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3792749-181/two-abalone-divers-dead-one


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I misspoke and stand corrected....conjecture only but I'll bet I'm right


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What a shame  :smt009

If you are new to diving please make sure you go out with an experienced dive buddy. Also make sure to do your homework and get some proper training before venturing out in the ocean. There are various training facilities available to assist you.

It's an extremely fun and addicting sport but can also be very dangerous if taken lightly.

RIP and condolences to their families and loved ones.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 09:44:54 PM by Cabeza de Martillo »
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Tragic.  Seems there should be more telling details coming out on this.  I wonder how they were outfitted...
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Tragic.  Seems there should be more telling details coming out on this.  I wonder how they were outfitted...

I talked to the firefighter who was there and called it in. He said he was fishing on the cliff at the headlands and watched them hop in. One instantly got thrown around by the water and didn't come up, at which point he tried to get to him while calling it in but was unable to.

Sounds like they hopped into a death trap, instantly got it and didn't have a chance even with someone to try and rescue them right there...


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It's a shame, with all the information available, this sort of thing happens.
Be safe. Know what you are doing. If not, learn then go out.
RIP divers.
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3rd diver found dead...  sad.
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All for frickin snails...tragic.
                     
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That's really sad.  :smt009
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Condolences to the families. Wished it was not so. 


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Condolences to the families of the three deceased divers. Let us not forget how powerful mother nature is. RIP
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Three divers were also rescued from Ocean Cove yesterday....all clinging to a sinking kayak.







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there seems to be a difference in attitude with locals or those familiar with our coast vs. those from out of the area...most times locals comment on conditions and seem to be more cautious ,where as those from out of the area have a "F"-it attitude..." I drove from so and so and I want to get my abs".... not saying that's the case here but just an observation...

Blurb from link below:

"It has come to be called the "Sacramento Syndrome." Says George Lawrence, a diver and member of a Mendocino rescue team, "People come from the Valley when abalone season opens April 1st, and they're going to get their abs no matter what." Common sense goes out the window between there and here."

http://www.coastnews.com/ch15.htm
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