Scuba diver killed in accident

2013-03-21 21:03

Durban - A Gauteng man died while scuba diving on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday, Netcare paramedics said.

The circumstances surrounding the incident was unclear, said spokesperson Chris Botha.

"Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the Umkomaas diving site and waited for the dive boat to bring the man to shore," he said.

"As the boat beached they found that fellow divers were doing CPR on a man in his twenties."

Paramedics placed the man on the shore and carried out advanced life support resuscitation for about 40 minutes, before declaring him dead on scene.

  • Bradley Stewart - 2013-03-21 21:15

    The dive buddy should offer an explanation.

      Koos van der Merwe - 2013-03-22 09:39

      First off as a diver you should be trained, secondly you should know how to get yourself out of trouble. If all goes to hell you should know how to do and emergency ascent. Your dive buddy is there for assistance and is NOT life insurance. Also note that there is no indication that the diver drowned. Not enough information to draw any conclusion. You dive at you own risk and as for me personally, I wouldn’t mind going in the same way considering all the other colorful options this country has to offer.

      steve.dupreez - 2013-03-22 18:59

      An earlier report suggested that he had a heart attack......

  • Mabeshankone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-21 21:45

    Rest in peace, diver.

  • Elmaré Koekemoer - 2013-03-21 23:02

    RIP diver

  • Gerald Beer - 2013-03-21 23:09

    News24, was this an accident or a health issue. There is nothing in your story to suggest an accident. I am sure that had you asked what happened you would have received more info. RIP

      Charntel Wagenaar - 2013-03-25 08:56

      He had a heartatache

  • Denise Moodley - 2013-03-21 23:47

    This was my friend who was great guy, diving was his passion, yes we all gonna miss him, he died doing something he loves. A angel, a humble human being, taken away too soon. Words cannot descibe the emptiness I feel knowing that I will not be able to hear another of his diving stories or see his lovely smile. Love and miss you my lovely friend

      Koos van der Merwe - 2013-03-22 08:11

      As a diver myself I wouldn’t mind dying in the deep blue. If I had a choice I wouldn’t mind at all. Better than being run over by a taxi. It is said, being alive isn’t living and I believe divers knows a little more of this then the average Joe. RIP.

      Stephen Michael - 2013-03-22 10:48

      My condolences

      Stephen Paul Twine - 2013-03-22 11:48

      My condolences ... as a fellow diver I pray that his family has all the help and love they need to get through this. It would be nice to hear why this happened and maybe when the family has dealt with the initial blow, they can tell us what really happened ... As a diver I cannot think of a better way to spend my last moments on this planet than under a few meters of water, in the presence of such beauty and quiet.

      Robin Dixon - 2013-03-22 14:30

      my condolences to you for the peaceful death of your husband, as a fellow diver I can agree with the others, there is no better way for a diver to end his days in the peace and tranquility of the deep blue.....RIP

  • deon.duplessis.144 - 2013-03-22 07:15

    @Denise Our condolences to you and your friends, sorry for your loss.

  • Lucia Minnie - 2013-03-22 07:58

    May karma find you

  • Lucia Minnie - 2013-03-22 08:01

    Deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow divers. RIP DB.

  • Lucia Minnie - 2013-03-22 08:08

    Directed at the brain dead posting insensitive comments

      Charntel Wagenaar - 2013-03-25 08:58

      I agree with you people are quick to judge before finding out the truth

  • Dillan Hall - 2013-03-22 08:56

    So sad to hear about this, knowing we also dived there yesterday. RIP young man. May you rest in peace.

  • Musasa Ndaba - 2013-03-22 09:29

    it is so sad that we loose some buddy on this sport and this must not give a bad name to the equipment he was using so Sorie may His soul rest in peace.

  • Kenneth Cairns - 2013-03-22 14:05


  • TheCrow - 2013-03-22 14:40

    A million things can go wrong once you submerge. RIP.

  • richard.barrett.739 - 2013-03-22 16:41


  • Johan De Villiers - 2013-03-23 01:55

    R.I.P bro... As fellow diver I will have a moment of silence for you on my next dive on the bottom of the ocean, condolences to the family and friends, so sad

  • Charles Kerr - 2013-03-23 17:59

    Please proof-read your copy before you publish. Unacceptable standard.

  • Charntel Wagenaar - 2013-03-25 08:55

    RIP David you were a gentlemen who lived life to the fullest, taken very young condolences to all your friends and family Charntel Bill and all at Coral Tree

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