23 January 2006

USA: Woman hospitalized following scuba dive

San Diego - 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 at 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.10news.com/news


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