Diver rescue, following an accident, is the process of avoiding or limiting further exposure to diving hazards and bringing a diver to safety. A safe place is often a place where the diver cannot drown, such as a boat or dry land, from which professional medical treatment can be sought. In the context of surface supplied diving, the place of safety for a diver with a decompression obligation is often the diving bell.
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“I positively like the sense, when I dine out, and stoop to rescue a falling handkerchief, that I am not going to rub my shoulder against a heart. What are hearts doing on sleeves?”
—Katharine Fullerton Gerould (18791944)