Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Oregon

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Re: Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Ore

Postby CaptnJack » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:23 pm

Anyone who sinks with an empty tank is overweighted. Regardless of the weighting, ditching the weighbelt is an important basic OW skill.

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Re: Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Ore

Postby Nwbrewer » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:25 pm

lavachickie wrote: Perhaps someone can learn something so this doesn't happen to someone else.


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Albany woman dies diving off south jetty in Newport, Oregon

Postby lavachickie » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:29 am

I am a diver in Oregon who has heard of this through other divers. I was not there, do not know the divers involved and have no information other than what's in the articles (poorly written, as they often are about dive incidents). I posted to ScubaBoard Monday, and the most information that has surfaced is in the comments section of the Oregonian article where a family member has posted. (Certified diver, good physical shape, fair number of dives including night under her belt.)

Newport: Lady scuba diver drowns off Newport’s south jetty » News Lincoln County
http://www.newslincolncounty.com/?p=62093

Albany woman drowns off coast of Newport while scuba diving | OregonLive.com
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-north ... coast.html

I'm posting in hopes more information will surface. As a community, I feel incident awareness and analysis is an important reminder that we are only as safe as our skills are strong. Perhaps someone can learn something so this doesn't happen to someone else.
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