CO2: The rebreather incident

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This video made by SKY news shows real footage of an incident where a rebreather diver suffers from Carbon Dioxide poisoning. The video takes the viewer through the incident, explaining how it came about and the lessons that can be learnt. Whilst the video is primarily aimed at rebreather divers, there are issues such as bail-out gas consumption, team size and rescue that may be useful to all divers. HSE is providing approved recreational training organisations with DVD copies of the video for distribution to their rebreather instructors. Any divers who want a copy of the DVD should contact their training agency. The film carries no copyright and can therefore be distributed to all interested parties.

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Updated 2023-05-11