27 January 2006

USA: Diver rescued after becoming disoriented on San Diego wreck

A 25-year-old woman was hospitalized Saturday after she became disoriented while scuba diving near a sunken ship off Mission Beach, a lifeguard lieutenant said.

The woman was about 94 feet down, near the Canadian destroyer Yukon about 9:15 a.m., when she became disoriented and made a rapid ascent to the surface, San Diego lifeguard Lt. Nick Lerma said.

Lifeguards determined she was in an "altered state of consciousness," or not fully aware of her surroundings, Lerma said.

The woman was taken to UCSD Medical Center for treatment, Lerma said.

Source: www.fox6.com/news/local


At 5:19 AM, Blogger R2K said...

Sounds like a diver lacking the training to be at 94 feet (she probably got a tourist slide show certification).

She probably was 1 or 2x narked, and didnt understand the risk of shooting up to the surface, if that is really what occured.

She is lucky to be a live really. Could have been bent, or drowned.



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