A 49-year old man was discovered at the bottom of Lake Pleasant in Arizona. The Peoria Fire Department says that the man and his partner were diving about 15 feet below the water, and somehow the man managed to drown. He was with a partner, who discovered him and called 9-1-1 because of his unconscious state. The emergency team arrived shortly after and pulled the man out of the water. He was not breathing at the time, but an EMT was able to perform CPR and resuscitate the man. He was then airlifted to a local hospital for treatments. Any sort of water activity like scuba diving, or even swimming, can be very dangerous. People can often fall unconscious when in the water or strike their head on a hard rock or barrier. When this occurs, it can land you in the hospital.
In some places, such as public pools and some lakes, there must be supervision. Lake and pool lifeguards are a necessary safety precaution that will help to protect swimmers and lake-goers from tragic injuries like drowning. If you or your loved one died or were seriously injured in a water activity, then you may have a right to sue the owners of the lake or pool for compensation. They have an express right to make sure that you are safe while you are on their property. This scuba diver may have had malfunctioning equipment or maybe he was not capable of swimming. Whatever the reason, his injury may have been prevented had a third party aided him in his scuba experience. No matter how you were injured, if someone else is responsible then you need to seek damages for your injury. You may need to pay expensive medical bills and satisfy the costs of lost wages, and damages from this responsible party may be able to cover those costs.