•Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt – Fire Engineering News

Chicago Fire Department Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt A fire Firefighter had reportedly become separated from his partner 05/29/2018   A fire department diver looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night was separated from his partner underwater and was killed. (WGN9 video)  CHICAGO (AP) — A […]

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Body Bags

Bagging the body is important. Anyone who has taken our homicidal drowning class has heard that mantra. No one in law enforcement or death investigation would dream of dragging a body 30 feet, let alone hundreds of feet, without bagging it. Yet think of how many departments put a rope around a floater and drag […]

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Victim Retrieval

A pre-established protocol is essential for victim retrieval. When the team is looking for a body, there are many psychological effects on both the rescuer, and the victim’s family. If the team is in the rescue mode, meaning the victim has a chance of being viable. If the team is using a tender, a predetermined […]

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Case Studies of Public Service Fatalities

The following case histories were compiled by University of Rhode Island researcher John McAniss. A 41-year-old fire captain carrying out a body search with a newly formed scuba team was retrieved from 30 feet after it was noted on the surface that his regulator was free-flowing. Autopsy showed drowning, but damage occurred before or during […]

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Four divers died as the result of an attempt to clear old cars

March 15, 1997, Central Washington Four divers died as the result of an attempt to clear old cars from an irrigation siphon. The first two divers broke through ice to enter the 40-degree water; one wore a drysuit, and the other wore a wetsuit. Each recreationally-trained diver had one tank, and they also had a […]

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Two police divers injured during training exercise

June 19, 1997, News-Times Regional News Two police divers injured during training exercise MILFORD, Conn. (AP) – Two Milford police divers were injured, one critically, in a diving accident during routine training drills in Long Island Sound, authorities said. The officers, ages 34 and 41, apparently became entangled in debris around noon on Wednesday, said […]

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Routine scuba exercise turns fatal for firefighter

June 20, 1997, Teresa Puente, Chicago Tribune: Routine scuba exercise turns fatal for firefighter A veteran firefighter died Friday following a routine scuba practice dive in Lake Michigan, fire officials said. [The diver], 46, a firefighter for 17 years and an experienced member of the Air-Sea Rescue Unit, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital […]

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