Coastguard helicopter rescues diver with decompression sickness from Swanage Bay

Coastguard helicopter airlifts diver suffering from decompression sickness from Swanage Bay

Coastguard helicopter airlifts diver suffering from decompression sickness from Swanage Bay

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PORTLAND Coastguard helicopter was scrambled to a diver suffering from decompression sickness off Swanage Bay earlier today.

The male diver was rushed to the decompression chamber at Poole Hospital after showing signs of the potentially fatal condition.

A spokesman from Portland Coastguard said the skipper of the dive boat Skua made a call requesting urgent assistance at 12.24pm.

Portland Coastguard Rescue helicopter 106 flew the diver to the landing site at Whitecliff where he was transported to hospital by land ambulance.

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11:27pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Yankee1 says...

I presume the Skua's occupational liability insurance will recompense the cost of this rescue?

Diving is a choice, not a necessity. Liability insurance should be required, especially when one party is engaged in a business.
I presume the Skua's occupational liability insurance will recompense the cost of this rescue? Diving is a choice, not a necessity. Liability insurance should be required, especially when one party is engaged in a business. Yankee1
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9:06am Mon 28 Jul 14

60plus says...

If car drivers have a accident their insurance have to pay for hospital visit divers should be made to have insurance, when diving abroad you have to have it.this is there third incident in as many weeks
If car drivers have a accident their insurance have to pay for hospital visit divers should be made to have insurance, when diving abroad you have to have it.this is there third incident in as many weeks 60plus
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11:41am Mon 28 Jul 14

Franks Tank says...

60plus wrote:
If car drivers have a accident their insurance have to pay for hospital visit divers should be made to have insurance, when diving abroad you have to have it.this is there third incident in as many weeks
Well fortunately we don't live abroad do we?
We live in a country where these sorts of things have already been paid for by everyone and are available for everyone to use when we have an emergency.
Maybe you'd like to live somewhere like America where general health care costs can be crippling should you not have insurance.
What about equestrians, rugby players, hikers and mountain bikers? Perhaps everyone that leaves their sofa should carry insurance.
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: If car drivers have a accident their insurance have to pay for hospital visit divers should be made to have insurance, when diving abroad you have to have it.this is there third incident in as many weeks[/p][/quote]Well fortunately we don't live abroad do we? We live in a country where these sorts of things have already been paid for by everyone and are available for everyone to use when we have an emergency. Maybe you'd like to live somewhere like America where general health care costs can be crippling should you not have insurance. What about equestrians, rugby players, hikers and mountain bikers? Perhaps everyone that leaves their sofa should carry insurance. Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

60plus says...

Not everyone pays you only pay if you work and a lot of emigrats don't work .and as for sitting on sofa all day they will want to be treated for obesity .
Not everyone pays you only pay if you work and a lot of emigrats don't work .and as for sitting on sofa all day they will want to be treated for obesity . 60plus
  • Score: -1

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