BOCA RATON INLET - As Tim Fernan and his team of divers from Palm Beach Reef Research searched for 15-year-old free diver Skyler Hunt on Saturday afternoon near the Boca Raton Inlet, he couldn’t help but think of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen... Continue reading
LONG ISLAND, Bahamas — As Nicholas Mevoli lay on his back, floating in the azure sea, attempting to relax, his exhales were audible. The countdown had begun, and he prepared to dive into Dean’s Blue Hole, hoping to reach 72 meters on a single inhalation, with no fins or supplemental oxygen. He began sipping the air, attempting to pack as much oxygen in his lungs as possible. Continue Reading
Witnesses said that at around 4 p.m. lifeguard Dustin Kruthaupt was swimming laps and at one point attempted to swim the length of the pool underwater.
A young competitive swimmer experienced shallow water blackout Continue Reading
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that a ten year old boy was rescued by an attentive lifeguard during his swim team practice. The young boy was participating in a team exercise where the children would hold their breath to swim the length of the pool under water. CPR was administered and it is estimated that it took three minutes to revive the boy. He was then treated at a hospital and released. Continue Reading
Spearfisherman tragically found dead off New York coast. Shallow water blackout likely. Continue Reading