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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    I thought the recreational Hollis Explorer had some kind of C02 detector? Iain

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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    Where did it mention it was a Hollis?

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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    The unit involved was a Prism 2

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    Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    Quote Originally Posted by N Bailey  View Original Post
    The unit involved was a Prism 2

    It was not a Prism 2.



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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    Matt,

    there is quite a discussion going on on Scubaboard. "Gianameri" who I suspect is follower of AD is quite active and insists this was a Prism II, as per Coroner's report.

    "He/she must be not informed then (unless he/she is saying it was one of the various variants of the "Hollis Prism 2" giving it a different name or was modified by the user hence it was no longer a Hollis "factory" product).

    Hollis (not a "contractor") can email me directly at gian @ gian.ameri.name (no spaces).

    I am quoting from the Coroner ("Hollis Prism 2")."
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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    Quote Originally Posted by saveourseas  View Original Post
    It was not a Prism 2.
    It was so a Hollis.

    It was sitting at the Health and Safety Laboratory Buxton Derby SK19 9JN ring them telephone number +44 1298 218000

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    • The rebreather had been put together such that the gas would not circulate in the required loop and CO2 would not be removed from the inhaled gas.
    • The inhale counter lung was positioned to the diver’s right hand side, instead of the left hand side.
    • The exhale counter lung was positioned to the diver’s left hand side, instead of the right hand side.
    • The one way inhale valve that should be positioned on the inhale side of the mouthpiece, to ensure the gas circulated the loop, was found butted against the one way exhale valve of the mouthpiece stopping any gas passing into the exhale counter lung on the diver’s right hand side.
    • The unit was flooded with fluid.
    • The cover for the scrubber bucket and head were missing, apart from a small piece attached to the fitting above the battery housing.
    • Two of the three oxygen sensors were reading 0.18 and 0.16 partial pressure of oxygen (ppO2) when exposed to air (0.21 ppO2), and when put into a 100% oxygen atmosphere (1.00ppO2) gave a reading of 0.80 oxygen. The third indicated 0.00 oxygen in air and 0.28 in 100% oxygen. Images received with the equipment taken by the Jersey Police indicate that the sensors appeared to be working correctly at the time of the incident. The subsequent reduction in oxygen sensor readings was due to the sensors being contaminated by the fluid within the rebreather damaging the oxygen sensors.

    In UK terms this would be labelled as an accidental death, possibly misadventure, however, inquests in Jersey have narrative verdicts. The verdict in this case for Mrs Jillian Smith (age 41 years and 7 months) was as follows:*
    “That she died in the afternoon of Saturday 15th March 2014 at St Catherine’s Slipway, St. Martin, [Jersey] after having been found unconscious in the sea during an underwater dive at St Catherine’s Breakwater; the cause of death was asphyxia caused by obstruction of the airways by inhalation of gastric contents due to unconsciousness by hypercapnia; this occurred after failure of the incorrectly assembled ‘rebreather’ diving equipment that she was using whilst underwater during her dive.”
    The inquest was informed that the manufacturer, Hollis, has now modified the mouthpiece assembly and re-issued it.
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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    Nowhere does it say a Hollis Prisim 2- was it a hollis, prisim 1 or explorer?

    Where is this "data" coming from

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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    This is why you pre-breathe your unit every time, even though it is inconvenient, stupid and does not "wake up" the sorb.

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    Re: Inquest verdict from Jersey Channel islands UK

    is it possible to get a definite answer as to what unit it was ?.. i know we wont get a a total idea what happened but an answer to what unit it was may help

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