11. Deep sea divers: One dead, two missing
A 26-year-old Belgian named Defawe Louis was killed on Friday off the coast
of El Cortecito beach in the East Coast province of La Altagracia while
attempting a free dive.
Two other divers, Bogdan Septimiu of Rumania and Pascal Balywf of Belgium,
El Caribe newspaper reports that the three were members of a diving school
and that Louis had attempted to reach a depth of 365 feet (100 meters), as
per the testimony of one of the survivors. Jonathan Morla, a 23-year-old
Dominican who accompanied the expedition, said that the greatest depth he
reached was of 60 or 55 meters and that another of the group had reached 75
To save Morla's life and that of Belgian Burt Kelin, 31, the staff of the
Hospiten in Bavaro transferred them to the Instituto de Maternidad San
Rafael in Santo Domingo, where they underwent a 10-hour decompression
treatment in hyperbaric chambers of the Centro de Medicina Hiperb arica.
This is the second free diving tragedy to occur in the DR. The first was
reported in October 2002, when Audrey Mestre died attempting to dive to 171
Post by ericrd
peu d'info pour le moment. 5 plongeurs ont voulu faire 100m, 2 sont
partis au caisson (et seraient vivants), un est prononce decede, deux
sont manquants, consideres decedes.
je suis (par hasard) a bavaro ce soir, j'essaierai d'en savoir plus.
Post by Pierre
Quelqu'un aurait-il des infos sur un accident survenu fin de la semaine
passée en Rép. Dominicaine (3 victimes) ?
Un des plongeurs était une connaissance.
Merci pour vos infos.