Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Followup: Wazee Lake Diving Tragedy

Investigators are learning more from the lone survivor of Saturday's fatal diving accident in Wisconsin. Apparently one of the three men, all experienced divers, raced to the surface in sudden distress from a depth of nearly 200 feet. His two friends followed, skipping decompression stops themselves, to rush to his aid.

Click here to read the Twin Cities Star Tribune report.

The local ABC-TV affiliate also interviewed Dr Bjorn Westguard, a hyperbaric physician at Hennepin County Medical Center, who explains what causes the bends and how hyperbaric oxygen works.

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