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Young FreeDiver nearly dies

17 year-old FreeDiver, Taylor Smith, from Daytona USA nearly died after trying to FreeDive in a cave system in mid-June 2006.

Smith gulped a carbon dioxide-filled pocket of air inside the cave system at Blue Springs and suffered a seizure on his way to the surface. With the help of other divers, his brother dragged his Smith from the water and immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hoping to kick-start a pulse.

It seems that despite at least two other incidents in 2002, where amateur FreeDivers attempted to dive in the caves, has not put off Smith.

From Daytona Beach News

Stephan Whelan
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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 lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.

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