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URGENT - Heat pack, was it you?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Diving' started by Tel, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Tel

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    becky9 Diving bore!

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    Could you make this a sticky Tel? so it doesn't wander down? x
     
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    Done :)

    Now if I can only remember where I saw it :(
     
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    Any chance of some content - Facebook is blocked from this office.
     
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    There is not much to say. Had heat pack in dry suit. Got badly burnt. On the back apparently. Which, given the warm sea temps, could mean it was there to relieve back pain. Which is unfortunate.
    One of those back patches saved my wedding.
     
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    Anstruther Lifeboat - 22 August at 15.16 ·
    A diver has sustained chemical burns after a heat pack worn under his dive suit to relieve
    back pain has exploded. The diver, a man believed to be in his 50's is now en route to
    hospital for treatment to a serious burn on his lower back.
     
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    Poor chap. Should have stayed home.
     
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    When I was taking my Open Water recently we got told this story by the instructor. The story we were told that he had fitted a low pressure hose from a nitrox tank to a dry suit and the higher oxygen content set the chemicals working hotter. Does this sound right.
    I'm new at this, so I may have got the terminology wrong for which I apologise.
     
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    Yes thats right, It's actually written up by the diver himself in the most recent issue of SportDiver. Think it was 80% nitrox.
    also the increased pressure makes it worse too.
     

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