An act of heroism brought a Boynton Beach diver back to life. According to reports, the man arrived back at the Explorer vessel unresponsive, where fellow diver Richard Henshaw, the boat’s captain and assistant captain, performed CPR. Even before Coast Guard and EMT arrived, the comrades were able to resuscitate the diver, reminding us how life-saving it is to never partake in water sports alone.
Even with proper precautions in place, such as dive flags and buoys that warn boats of scuba-divers’ location, mother nature can also be responsible for accidents like this one. Joseph Razzano, who watched the scenario play out, explained how rough waters and submerged rocks, especially when close to shore, can wreak havoc on a beautiful day of exploring the ocean.
As members of the South Florida community, we are always commending those first responders and are grateful for citizens that lend a hand, or breath, when accidents occur. The promise of beautiful spring days for recreational sports and fishing excursions is an exciting one, although we urge you to take caution and stay safe while traveling the waterways. Our team at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is always available to answer questions about your rights in and on the water, and in the unfortunate event of an accident, help you navigate your way to due compensation. Call us at 1-800-560-5059 or fill out a free, no obligation consultation form online, anytime