Posted August 12, 2018 06:16:12 A marine biologist says she is “absolutely amazed” to have been rescued from a “very, very, very deep” abyss on her first voyage out of the Pacific Ocean.
The 36-year-old scientist, whose identity is being withheld to protect her privacy, was one of six crew members who were trapped by strong currents and made the last dive on the “very unusual” trip.
“I’ve been down there before and I’ve never been through it,” Ms Burdick said in an interview with the ABC on Saturday.
“It was a real miracle, because we were not sure if we could get out.”
The marine biologist, who lives in San Diego, said she has not been able to get a word in edgewise to the crew members.
The dive is a rare occurrence for the Pacific Northwest, which is known for its deep waters and low tides, which allow whales to pass between reefs. “
It’s just really unbelievable, really amazing, I’m totally amazed.”
The dive is a rare occurrence for the Pacific Northwest, which is known for its deep waters and low tides, which allow whales to pass between reefs.
Ms Biddick and her crew were caught in a current at 10.5 metres deep when they entered a shallow channel.
They were unable to swim to shore because of the strong current.
Ms Fishel, the first crew member to be rescued, had to be airlifted to a hospital in Seattle.
“We’re in a very strong current, we can’t swim and I can’t feel,” she said.
Ms Bidick said she did not know what happened to the other three crew members, but was certain it was a rescue mission. “
All of us were trying to make the best of it, we didn’t know how long it would last.”
Ms Bidick said she did not know what happened to the other three crew members, but was certain it was a rescue mission.
“Our hearts are really, really heavy,” she told the ABC.
“This is something that’s happened a lot in the Pacific.”
A spokesperson for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said the crew were safely evacuated to a local hospital.
“These are extremely rare events,” DFO said in a statement.
“If the safety of crew members is at risk, the crew must be rescued.”
The department also released video of the rescue.
“As the rescuers made their way out of this water, they were immediately surrounded by the current, which pulled them back into the channel,” DFLO said.