Search for missing diver at Cove II

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Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by renoun » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:32 pm

Seattle Fire is currently searching for a missing student at Cove II. I hope it is just poorly handled buddy separation but it may be worse.

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by renoun » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:00 pm

Sounds like they have located and recovered a female diver at 12:58. initial dispatch at 12:16. They are currently attempting resuscitation with CPR.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by renoun » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:08 pm

22yo female diver located in 44' of water per medic report to doc at Harborview over radio.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by Penopolypants » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:18 pm

So young! :( I am glad they found her....I hope she makes it.

Tweet from SFD says she's in critical condition. Update soon.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by ljjames » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:21 pm

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by renoun » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:34 pm

Sounds like one non SFD/SPD search diver is being transported to Virginia Mason now.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by renoun » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:14 pm

There's a Seattle Times story posted now but it has major inaccuracies (patient was not flown to Harborview she went on Medic 32) so I don't know if any other information in it can be trusted.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by Clay » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:41 pm

Any updates on the divers condition at hmc?

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by lamont » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:04 am

I'm pretty certain she didn't make it, I can't find any updated public information though.

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by renoun » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:26 pm

lamont wrote:I'm pretty certain she didn't make it, I can't find any updated public information though.

Our water isn't cold enough for cold water drowning to be survivable. KIRO is now reporting the diver's death.


I'd like to know more about this part. The radio traffic I listened to suggested a shallower depth and wasn't clear about who made the recovery but did discuss transporting a second diver to VM.
As Seattle firefighters searched for the student, a civilian driver spotted her about 69 feet underwater. She was pulled onto the Seattle Fire Department fire boat where she was given chest compressions before being transported to Harborview, where she later died.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:35 pm

How very sad to hear. My condolences to her family, friends, and buddies on that dive.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by CaptnJack » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:19 pm

renoun wrote:I'd like to know more about this part. The radio traffic I listened to suggested a shallower depth and wasn't clear about who made the recovery but did discuss transporting a second diver to VM.


One of the PSD divers on scene went to VM.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by bschnabel » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:46 pm

So sad for the diver. The thing that disturbs me from the article is that the instructor sent two divers not yet certified on a search and recovery mission in water that had too poor of visibility to do a class. Potentially putting more lives in danger.

I realize I do not know the whole story, but seems like a bad decision. Hope something comes out of this that we can learn from.

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by CaptnJack » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:49 pm

We don't know who those 2 divers were and we also don't know what level they were trained at. Unless she had already ceased breathing, finding a missing open circuit diver is a snap.
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by jsaenz » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:20 pm

More information here. http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/water-r ... /431081288

the news is reporting that the students did help search for her, which could be feasible if they lost her on dive 4. They would technically be certified, but by no means experienced enough to search for her.

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by lamont » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:44 pm

The instructor said he signaled for everyone to come up and all three signaled back that they understood, but only two divers came up and the third was not visible.

The instructor called 911 and as Seattle fire personnel were on their way, other divers searched for the students.


I'm guessing that is probably a one character typo and should read "student" not "students".

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by sinky » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:06 pm

I think it's all too easy to get distorted, even if well meaning, information.

Just for example...that isn't cove 2, it's cove 1
So even OUR title has errored info. It's just that easy

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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by derekcs » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:25 pm

sinky wrote:I think it's all too easy to get distorted, even if well meaning, information.

Just for example...that isn't cove 2, it's cove 1
So even OUR title has errored info. It's just that easy


Wait. It was at Cove 1?
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Re: Search for missing diver at Cove II

Post by ljjames » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:47 pm

Yes. Per the pictures I have seen from other instructors who were on site, the class float was set up in Cove 1.
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