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#1 Drew

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:04 PM

Talk about a crazy diver story. A diver was netted by a fish trawler by accident off the Dorset Coast. He went through the tin can (hyperbaric chamber) for DCS and has been discharged. Another reason to have a surface float when diving. I've been lined up while diving at a pier once, but this would be utterly scary since trawler nets are impossible to cut free and you could drown waiting for them to pull you up. Incredible!

BBC story on trawled up diver

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:20 PM

Yikes! Sounds horrendous.
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:35 PM

It gets better. Just 3 months ago, another 2 divers were caught in fishing nets off Dorset and had to cut themselves free. Apparently Dorset is the hotbed of diver deaths in the UK due to the strong currents and now fish nets.

2 divers in Dorset caught in fishing nets

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:13 AM

Yeah,

Not just happy with trawling marine creatures, corals and undiscovered animals their now turning on us divers

Perhaps we are depleting the fish stocks...!!!

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:44 AM

Seems there were actually 2 divers caught in the net.

Two divers hauled in trawler net

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