Diver dies at Alpha Ventus wind farm

A diver died recently at the offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus. (Photo: Offshore Wind Energy Foundation/Doti)
A diver died recently at the offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus. (Photo: Offshore Wind Energy Foundation/Doti)

On 3rd May a British professional diver died whilst working at the German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus. According to current information the cause of death was bodily in nature and did not involve any external influences, reports the operator consortium Doti. The preliminary conclusion of the emergency doctor is that the 48-year-old died of a heart attack. An autopsy has been arranged.The diving mission in question took place in the afternoon at a depth of around 2 m in the course of repair work currently being carried out by the Danish company SubC Partner on the upper part of the foundations in the offshore wind farm.

In a press release, Doti said that the emergency and rescue procedure by helicopter was initiated immediately when the diver reported health problems during the dive. At the same time, the diver was retrieved from the water by the safety diver from the diving base ship and first aid procedures were started by qualified personnel. When the emergency doctor arrived on board the ship, however, he was only able to confirm the death of the diver. At this point a lifeboat mission that had also been started was called off.

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