06-14-2006, 11:28 PM #1
15-Year-Old Saves His 17-Year-Old Brother's Life
DEBARY -- A 15-year-old boy saved his older brother's life after a diving accident Wednesday. The 17-year-old was free diving in Blue Spring State Park in DeBary when he stopped breathing after he took in a lung full of carbon dioxide.
The accident couldn't have happened in a more remote part of the park. It was all the way back, about a quarter-mile into the woods at the mouth of the spring. That's where the 17-year-old came out of the water and keeled over.
Wes was swimming with his brother right into the mouth of the spring. He said his brother saw a pocket of air trapped under a ledge in the spring and he tried to steal another breath.
Unfortunately, the air was from scuba divers swimming below. It was their exhale, meaning it was mostly carbon dioxide.
06-15-2006, 08:40 AM #2Former Member
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Wow... This young man was very lucky his brother was there...