Second Brit dies diving in Canaries

archive – Diving News

Second Brit dies diving in Canaries

The second British diving death in the Canary Islands in a week occurred on Saturday (23 September), after 44-year-old Justine Barranger had returned to the boat from a training dive near Veneguera Beach on Gran Canaria's south coast.

Barranger, described as an experienced diver, was said to have been on a course with a local dive-school when the incident occurred.

Following her dive she reported feeling unwell and was taken to Puerto de Mogan on the boat, but was said to have suffered a heart attack on the way.

Paramedics tried to revive her when the boat landed but she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report in the Daily Mirror. An investigation is under way.

The previous Saturday, British diver Johnny Walker, 54, died after feeling unwell shortly after embarking on a holiday dive in Lanzarote, as reported on Divernet.

Meanwhile there have been reports from Thessaloniki in Greece that a 45-year-old Bulgarian diver died and her husband was injured following what was described as a 230m dive on Sunday (24 September).

The woman was recovered from a depth of 60m but was pronounced dead at the surface. Her husband, 47, finally surfaced after some three hours of decompression stops and was airlifted for treatment in a hyperbaric chamber.

Divernet – The Biggest Online Resource for Scuba Divers

25-Sep-17

LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!

Get a weekly roundup of all Divernet news and articles 🤿

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Divernet Posts

Diver Magazine Relaunch

Diver magazine needs YOU!

Are you still lamenting the demise of Diver magazine? Well now you can help resurrect an icon as we seek to bring back the magazine

two divers on boat

Net result for Ghost Diving USA

The removal by six scuba divers of ghost-nets from the wreck of USS Moody has marked the return of the international Ghost Diving volunteer force

Turtles of Raja Ampat

Turtles of Raja Ampat

The Raja Ampat Creature Feature Series: Turtles Raja Ampat is the perfect diving location to find four of the seven ocean turtle species of the

Follow Divernet on Social Media