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Old 27 July 2014, 15:03   #1
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Diver recovery

Whilst out on our Jurassic Tour, we were able to watch the recovery of a diver from a local dive boat, who had all the symptoms of a Bent.

Boris got a grandstand view!!!
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Old 28 July 2014, 04:49   #2
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No, no, no.
This was a recovery just off Swanage, Dorset. The diver had been on the wreck of the Kyarra at a depth of 40m. He had done a normal ascent, but after got stomach cramps and then pins & needles in his limbs. Went straight on to O2, and a Pan was called.
Rescue 106 came from Portland in less than 15mins and airlifted promptly to the chamber in Poole.
One of 4 divers, taken there over the weekend.

The Kyarra is a deep dive for non-rebreathers and has claimed a few lives over the years.
I hope this guy was OK.
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This is the correct link.

Coastguard helicopter airlifts diver with decompression sickness from Swanage Bay (From Bournemouth Echo)

Yes I had a good view, took a video but it didnt come out very well as I didnt want to get too close.
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The Kyarra is a deep dive for non-rebreathers and has claimed a few lives over the years.



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Really a deep dive for open circuit? I'd have to disagree, it's a perfect dive for 32 or 36% nitrox and you can enjoy plenty of bottom time.
I'd argue it's a waste of time setting the rebreather up unless you wanted "hours" of bottom time.
Agree there's been a lot of accidents whilst diving the kyarra but that's only because it gets dived so often. If you worked out the %age of accidents per dive I'd bet it's no more risky than any other channel wreck

Hope the rescued diver is ok....
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I think at 40m I'd not be using anything richer than EAN32 (if not less than that), but I agree with what you've said. And fingers crossed the guy makes a full recovery.
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Really a deep dive for open circuit? I'd have to disagree, it's a perfect dive for 32 or 36% nitrox and you can enjoy plenty of bottom time.
I'd argue it's a waste of time setting the rebreather up unless you wanted "hours" of bottom time.
Agree there's been a lot of accidents whilst diving the kyarra but that's only because it gets dived so often. If you worked out the %age of accidents per dive I'd bet it's no more risky than any other channel wreck

Hope the rescued diver is ok....
Would have to disagree on EAN36 and even EAN32 for a 40m dive. The maximum depth on EAN36 using 1.4ata is just under 30 meters with a contingency depth on 1.6ata of 34 meters. Even on EAN32 you breach your maximum depth of 33.7 meters and on the limit with the Contingency depth. Too close for my liking but each to their own
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This is the kyarra we're talking about isn't it. where do you get 40mtrs....anyway the point of diving nitrox is you set your max depth for the gas you are breathing. I'm happy to dive it on 32 if I want to go digging to the sea bed

But back to the subject hope the divers that had the accidents are ok...
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40m was reported to the Coastguard when requested and taken directly from the dive computer worn by the casualty.
I believe he responded well to the treatment.
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Doubt if he was on the kyarra then. There are some 35m holes if you come off the wreck and drift for a while....or unless the seabed has seen major scouring around the wreck. It's been a few months since I last dived it.

Main thing he is doing ok....
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