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Posted : April 22, 2006
On holiday last week, someone on the boat managed to descend to 186 feet before the DM caught her up and stuck some air in her jacket ! She's lucky as I'm told that the Santarosa Wall goes to >3000ft !!

She then ascended, (too quickly !) before being stopped at 20ft for a 10 min safety stop.

What were the medical implications of this incident, and what should have been done.


Answer
Posted : April 22, 2006
If she had no symptoms, then she was very lucky, but any issues afterwards like tingling joint pain etc would need to be treated by recompression
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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Posted : April 22, 2006 by - Highlander
Thanks for the answer, I thought she was really lucky to. The part I didn't add was they were talking about "taking the next dive easy !" I got my tables out, extrapolated as they didn't go that deep, and managed to convince them that she really shouldn't have been getting back in that day. Scary people !!!
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