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Dorset 2017

foxfish

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Yes very sad but it does say... "Following subsequent analysis of retained samples, a provisional cause of death was given as drowning under alcohol intoxication."
 

SubSub

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Sounds like he was hammered and fell in the wet... not likely.

In which way do alcohol drastically decrease ones dive abilities?
 

spearoeddy

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This is very sad and my heart goes out to his family.

I don’t think any of us are that far away from this sort of danger when we are spearfishing, especially entanglement.

I’ve never experienced entanglement but I normally carry both a knife and a line cutter when I dive in the hope that I’d be able to free myself.

He might have been drinking before his dive but he might just have had a heavy night the day before.

Critically he wasn’t diving with a buddy. Most of us often don’t, but you have to wonder if the rather easy going attitude we have in this country to spearfishing alone needs to change.


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thepheasant

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This is very sad and my heart goes out to his family.

I don’t think any of us are that far away from this sort of danger when we are spearfishing, especially entanglement.

I’ve never experienced entanglement but I normally carry both a knife and a line cutter when I dive in the hope that I’d be able to free myself.

He might have been drinking before his dive but he might just have had a heavy night the day before.

Critically he wasn’t diving with a buddy. Most of us often don’t, but you have to wonder if the rather easy going attitude we have in this country to spearfishing alone needs to change.


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Fair point on diving alone but going in the water with a buddy isn't enough if you're not prepared to actually dive together / one up one down in the case of either entanglement or SWB. Suspect even fewer do this.
 

spearoeddy

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Agreed, it’s very frustrating with poor viz and especially in a current you have no idea where people are.

Also, my main buddy takes ages to breathe up so I feel like I’m missing out on dives.

I’ve found one workable way which is to have the float line attached to the gun and just to take one gun between you and switch.

That way you can’t get bored of watching each other and if someone is missing you can use the float line to (hopefully) find them.

Not a lot of people are actually on for that though.


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