not a good way to go

Rumour has it that some FFF members are spearos. It's time to come out of the closet.
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not a good way to go

Post by BarraBeast » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:13 am

poor fella.
news.com.au http://www.news.com.au/national/diver-w ... 6215194730

Diver who went missing found dead in crocodile-infested waters off Cape York
December 06, 2011 2:28PM
Diver found dead in croc-infested waters
Diver had injures caused by an animal
Post mortem to determine cause of death
A SCUBA diver who went missing in crocodile-infested waters off Cape York has been found dead.

Police say the 49-year-old appears to have been injured by a marine animal.

They refused to elaborate, but the area is known for saltwater crocodiles.

The man had been reported missing after he failed to surface from a spear fishing dive in waters off Bushie Islet, in the Cairncross Island Group, approximately three nautical miles off the east coast of Cape York.

The Cairns man was reported missing by a friend who had been diving with him at the time.

The second man returned to a moored boat around 12.30pm to discover that the other man had failed to return.

An air and sea search coordinated by federal authorities was launched yesterday afternoon with initial searches locating some of the man’s equipment.

Water police found the man's body earlier today.

A post-mortem will be held.


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Post by nomad » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:19 pm

What a horrible way to go i reckon.
I used to dive up to 3 days/nioghts a week many years ago down south.
The only time we saw sharks is when we went looking for them.

No way I'd get into these dirty waters up here. Getting softer

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Post by punter » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:26 pm

Yeah horrible stuff, thought of you mate when I first saw the article eh!
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Post by fitzwah82 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:16 pm

Old diving rule is you always take a buddy and if you loose them during the dive you surface, maybe it needs to be the same for spear fishing too

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Post by BarraBeast » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:55 am

i'd be surprised if he was on scuba at the time if he was indeed spearfishing. the media may have reported this incorrectly.
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Post by fitzwah82 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:07 am

BarraBeast wrote:i'd be surprised if he was on scuba at the time if he was indeed spearfishing. the media may have reported this incorrectly.
I doubt it too, what I was trying to say is maybe he should have had someone with him, to many things can happen on your own. 2 guys off Sydney went spear fishing only to find that their boat had sunk upon returning, lucky they were able to swim to the nearby rocks and get out.

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Re: not a good way to go

Post by COOPS » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:00 pm

sad, but thats the risk you run getting into the water in these areas

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