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.