Diver Remains in Critical Condition

Town of Marathon

MARATHON – On Wednesday Aug 9th, 2017 at approximately 1:00PM EDT, members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call at Neys Provincial Park (NPP) to assist the Marathon Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

A male had been involved in a diving related incident that could result in serious injury.

Five males had been doing a technical dive at the Judge Hart shipwreck, on Lake Superior, southwest of NPP. One of the divers experienced problems and lost consciousness and floated to the surface.

He was brought back onboard and CPR was conducted. He was transported to shore where they were met by EMS and further medical treatment was administered. The male was transported to a local hospital for further treatments and later transferred to Thunder Bay and then to Burlington.

Scott STITT a 52 year old male from Burlington, ON still remains in critical condition in Burlington Hospital where he continues to receive treatment.

The OPP are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident.

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