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<font color='#000F22'>Pertinent to all divers but as one of the Mull party from last week particularly so.

It appears there been a death on the Shuna that we all dived last Saturday.

For details click:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3509342.stm

Best wishes to family and friends.
 

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Saw a bit about it on one of the other forums.

extract from Coastguard press release
CLYDE COASTGUARD COORDINATE SEARCH FOR MISSING DIVER IN SOUND OF MULL

At 2.29pm this afternoon, Clyde Coastguard were alerted of a missing diver by a broadcast on Channel 16 from the dive boat BRENDAN in the Sound of Mull.

Clyde Coastguard instigated an intensive search of the area, involving the Tobermory lifeboat, rescue helicopter 177 from Prestwick, and Lochaline Coastguard Rescue Team. Also involved in the search are 6 other vessels which responded to the broadcast for assistance.

An intensive search of the area has been under way for the past 2 hours, looking for a male in his late 30’s who is still missing. The missing man was part of a group diving on the wreck of the SHUNA this afternoon.



I'm sure all of us especially last weekends YD Team send our thoughts to the Family, and of course to Alan & John.
 

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<font color='#000080'>My god, it makes you realise how fragile life is, and how things we think of as "safe" really arnt.  

We aint sposed to be down there, and it would do us good never to forget that.

Thoughts with the family, and strength to the teams, RNLI, CG, RAF and civilians.
 

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Quote[/b] (parahandy @ Mar. 14 2004,17:07)]I'm sure all of us especially last weekends YD Team send our thoughts to the Family, and of course to Alan & John.
Absolutely.

This year really is shaping up to be much worse than last year; assuming this chap is not found , that makes at least five fatalities publicised since the last incident report (which documented eleven fatalities in 2003), and we haven't even hit the beginning of "the season" yet which is when most fatalities seem to occur.
 

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i saw this story on divernet earlier guys missing diver in scotland my thoughts go to the families and to all the men and woman who risked there lives to help this diver again i say just how fragile we are !!!!!!!
 

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<font color='#000F22'>The Shuna was a nice easy wreck, max depth on the floor of stern 30m average 23m. The biggest hazard that I saw was trying to penetrate the holds. Even after reeling off I found viz deteriated so quickly I very soon ended up in a total silt out, thinking thank fuck for my reel. There was so much of it in the holds that it was a pointless and futile experience.

My condolences to the family.
 

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Condolences to the family; prayers for the diver lost.

Re-warnings:

* Keep DIVE FIT
* NEVER be scared to call a dive (i.e. say, "Sorry, I don't feel like it today.")
* Dive within your limits/know your limits and don't try and dive just to 'not be the odd one out', or 'coz everyone else was diving it...'
* Always better to appear before 12, than be carried by six!

Dive safe all - always.
 

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They're still out looking for him today(Mon). Apparently he surfaced and sank down again, so guess from that as you want.


'Tis a shame for all concerned,
Peter
PS-He's been named as 49yo Neil Robertson from Rothes.
 

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Quote[/b] (peter k @ Mar. 15 2004,14:50)]PS-He's been named as 49yo Neil Robertson from Rothes.
<font color='#0000FF'>God, my stomach has just done a flip, fortunately (sorry this isn't meant to sound selfish), it isn't the same chap I know.

Having been on the trip last week it certainly made me think twice.  

Can't think of anything more to say except my sincere condolences to his family and friends.

And not forgetting John, skipper of the Brendan.
 

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According to the local paper he was diving with Burghead Sub Aqua Club, having recently moved from Lancashire.
[/QUOTE]From local paper "His Collegues watched helplessly as the gale- force winds took him away from them and back under the surface". Specialist Divers from Northern Constabulary were today due to return for another search
 

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The police found "a" diver yesterday. Still to confirm it's this guy though. It probably is and here's hoping the family can get on with things now.

Peter
 
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