Scuabamau diving accident
Hi All- This note is hard to write. Opal, Gabi Loco and another guest diver where hurt on a dive that should not have taken place.
First of all Opal is in the hospital as you read, unconscious and paralyzed and on a respirator. Gabi now has feelings in his legs after the chamber ride. The guest diver so far is recovering well after his ride. I am sure there will be more scheduled.
There are four divers going in the chamber with Opal to help her breath while she does her first ride. It is not good.
Ok you want to know what happened. They went to three hundred feet on air. No one knows why right now. They tried to do an in water re-compression before going back to the hospital. I know, I know. Don't need to hear what should have been done here. Save it for the dive medicine forum. We all know they should have ripped to the hospital.
There are devastated people right now on the island, divers wondering whats going on I'm sure.
The hurt divers are what are the concern right now. I am writing this to try and quell rumors before they start. I will post more as I get first hand reports from the island.
They need prayerful thought right now please. Thanks, until later, Kevin. Opal is in Gods' hands right now.
Hi all, I will post how it happened later ok. It is not what certain people think and close to what others are posting as far as the down welling.
Opal is in a drug induced coma. They believe she is paralyzed from the neck down right now. She was conscious on the boat before lapsing in unconsciousness. Actually that's a good sign for hope. Gabi and the other diver cant walk but are fairing well in their rides. Opal will have a CT scan down shortly. Please pray for activity.