Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive

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Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« on: August 06, 2015, 04:26:58 AM »
Spain's rescue services called off their underwater search for missing free-diving great Natalia Molchanova on Wednesday after spending more than two days looking for her off the Balearic Islands.

The county's maritime rescue service and the police specialist underwater team both said they were limiting their operations to monitoring the Mediterranean Sea surface for any trace of the 53-year-old Russian.

AIDA, the international diving federation, said in a statement that Molchanova was diving on Sunday without fins at a depth of 30-40 meters (100-130 feet) off the coast of Formentera when she failed to resurface.

The alert was raised after 5 p.m. Sunday, and a specialist police underwater unit with five divers was deployed from the neighboring island of Ibiza within minutes. A helicopter and a maritime rescue vessel were scrambled, and all shipping in the area was alerted. The search continued until dusk Tuesday.

Maritime rescue coordinator Miguel Chicon said the operation was "very complicated" because Molchanova could have become trapped by weights she was wearing at the time of the dive.

A remote-controlled submersible robot hired by her family would continue an underwater search, police said.

Molchanova ranks among the greatest free divers, having set 41 world records, and earning 22 gold medals at world championships.


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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 04:28:14 AM »
I've heard the one inherent danger with this sport is the potential to blacking out when holding your breathe for a prolong period of time. I've read stories of people blacking out when simply trying to outdo one another in a swimming pool to see who could swim underwater from one end to an another from multiple laps. If this free diver after decades of experience encountered for the first time while solo, she would have drowned within seconds and sunk to the bottom. Perhaps the currents have move her body a great distance.


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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 04:31:54 AM »
It seems to me that when they free dive, there are rescue divers with tanks that go down with the free diver and monitor their progress so that if there is trouble, they quickly respond and save the diver. I was watching videos of this a few months ago, and the rescue divers brought the diver holding his breath to the surface because he became unconscious so they administered CPR and saved his life.




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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 10:25:39 PM »
I've read stories also of great divers who died bec of this sports...this is dangerous for.me..

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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 01:30:05 AM »
akong hubakon na cousin namatay sa scuba diving

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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2015, 08:11:36 AM »
hadloka man diay ni
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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 09:55:15 PM »
mobungkag imong lungs pag dugay sa underwater

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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 04:36:21 AM »
I tried diving in the swimming pool during our swimming session..it's so hard and dangerous at the same time
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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2015, 05:22:15 AM »
I tried diving in the swimming pool during our swimming session..it's so hard and dangerous at the same time
kaya ayokong ipa dive talaga si Alden Richards


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Re: Natalia Molchanova died during a free dive
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 06:50:15 AM »
kaya ayokong ipa dive talaga si Alden Richards



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