Hero Coastie Saves Unconscious Diver

San Carlos Beach
San Carlos Beach

Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Garrison was working on the boat dock when he noticed and heard commotion on San Carlos Beach. A pedestrian notified Garrison of the situation, and called emergency medical services.

Garrison grabbed a first-aid kit from the station’s 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and ran to the beach.

Once on scene, Garrison found a 39-year-old female scuba diver unconscious on the beach. The diver had been pulled out of the water by fellow divers who had already commenced CPR. Garrison assumed CPR efforts and within a minute, the patient regained consciousness.

Hero Coastie Saves Unconscious Diver

Diver Dies After P.G. Rescue

Frank Sunset

An experienced San Jose scuba diver died Saturday after he was found unconscious in waters off Coral Street Beach in Pacific Grove.

Frank Martinez, 52, was pronounced dead at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula after being discovered by a kayaker, authorities said.

The death appears to have been an accident, said Deputy Dan Robison of the sheriff’s coroner’s division.

Martinez went into the water with a hour’s worth of air in his tank while his brother remained ashore, Robison said. After an hour, the brother became worried when Martinez didn’t surface. He asked for help from others, and a kayaker found the diver about 100 yards offshore.

Hoping the waters are clear and warm for eternity my friend.

Diver Dies After P.G. Rescue

Diver Dies At Breakwater Cove

Tai Lau, 49, was declared dead at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at 10:48 p.m., according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Coroner Division.

“The instructor turned to show him something, and he was gone.”

Roth said his understanding was that Lau disappeared from the instructor’s sight off Breakwater Cove in a matter of seconds. He said the instructor took immediate steps to get help when Lau first disappeared shortly after 9 p.m.

Happens every year to the adventures. Several divers die, people get swept off the shoreline and the rare shark bite.

Break Water Cove

Diver Dies At Breakwater Cove

Diver Dies In Bay

Bret Ramage, 35, was scuba diving with a chartered boat off the coast of Monterey at around 2 p.m. when he lost consciousness.

Dive instructors came to his aid and when the boat reached the shore, Ramage was rushed to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula for emergency medical care, but doctors could not save the man, and he was later pronounced dead.

Diver Dies In Bay