Fresh from the pot, Plymouth RNLI rescue diver

The Annabel E Jones speeds to the scene (RNLI / Archie Connolly)
The Annabel E Jones speeds to the scene (RNLI / Archie Connolly)

A Mayday call from a dive-boat a mile south of Plymouth breakwater at 8.18 on the evening of 9 May prompted a multi-agency response, including the launch of both Plymouth lifeboats. They went to the assistance of a scuba diver who had surfaced unresponsive.

Inshore lifeboat the Annabel E Jones was first on scene to assess the casualty, followed by the all-weather Mullen Glover. Also in attendance was the Coastguard Rescue 924 helicopter, an MoD police launch and a Dutch warship rescue craft that had a doctor on board who was able to assist the RNLI paramedic. 

“They administered casualty care checks before the diver was moved onto the all-weather lifeboat,” said Mullen Glover‘s coxswain Neil Humphrey. Both vessels then headed back to the marina “where we were met by the land ambulance and Devon Air ambulance, who then took the casualty on to Derriford hospital.”

Scuba diving emergencies happened to be fresh in the RNLI crews’ minds. The previous day some of the volunteers based at Plymouth Lifeboat Station had paid a professional visit to the city’s Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC Healthcare).

Members of the Plymouth lifeboat crews sample the DDRC Healthcare chamber (RNLI)
Members of the Plymouth lifeboat crews sample the DDRC Healthcare chamber (RNLI)

They had heard a presentation on how and why diving illnesses occur before completing an 18m-deep dive in the hyperbaric chamber – passing time under pressure by watching their own Saving Lives At Sea videos.

“It was an amazing opportunity,” said the station. The RNLI is celebrating its 200th year of existence in 2024.

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#ASKMARK Hello Mark, while out diving recently I talked to an experienced diver who was diving with twins but did not have any manifold on them, i.e. each cylinder had a first stage with a primary and an SPG. One cylinder had the low pressure inflator for his BC. What are the pros and cons of a manifold setup versus independent twins?

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