Diving Accident

United States
July 23, 2007 12:16pm CST
Did anyone else hear the news story about the man who died after being hit by lightening in Florida. The bolt of lightening hit his oxygen tank. They still are unclear whether he drowned, or if he was electricuted. (Unfortunately, he's still dead either way) Have you ever swam during a thunderstorm? This seems to be a crazy concept to me, since it's been proven time and time again that water and electricity just don't mix. Would you have even been on the boat...much less in the water?
2 responses
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Since lightning goes from the ground up that is baffling me. Although that fact is baffling since I have seen lightning jumping from cloud to cloud. Anywhere that there is friction I guess. I do not swim, no need to swim in a thunderstorm for sure. Not sure how water would enter into the lightning factor. Sorry to hear of this odd accident and hope that the family is able to live on in his honor.
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• United States
4 Aug 07
ocean scene - beach scene with divers
My son was a lifeguard at a water park. He said you'd be surprised at the people that would pitch a hissy fit about getting out of the water when it was lightening. They'd have to fight them tooth and nail to make them listen to what was for their own good.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
23 Jul 07
No, I didn't hear anything abut that. I never go in the water when there is a thunderstorm/lightning is around that's too dangerous. I slao wouldn't be on a boat if there's a storm.
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• United States
4 Aug 07
diver in the water - diver jumping into the water
It's happened to me twice. Once, we were on the lake, and the storm cloud came over the mountain and was on us before we could get to shore. The 2nd time was when we were in Boston. We were on a whale watching ship and got caught in a small storm.