Herbert Nitsch starts to talk about his accident

On the 6th June 2012 Austrian Freediver Herbert Nitsch descended into the sea off Santorini (Greece) to attempt an 800ft / 244m No Limits Dive.  Since then he has been silent on both what exactly happened and his current condition.

In the last few days various interviews (Red Bull | Krone) with Herbert have started to appear talking about that fateful day.

Herbert seems to still be suffering from serious side effects from his accident with partial paralysis down his right side, occasional difficulty in speaking and memory loss all due to multiple strokes.  Recovery has been slow and he may never fully recover so at the moment it looks like his freediving career is over.

 

Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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