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Author: Noordeen Sathakathulla / Editor: Jessie Lynch / Codes: EnvC4, SLO2Published: 06/03/2024

A 34-year-old male is brought into the emergency department (ED) by ambulance after having completed a series of deep dives earlier in the day. Approximately 2 hours after his last dive, he began to complain of weakness, shortness of breath, and a persistent headache. According to the EMS report, the patient was well-hydrated during the dive and did not exhibit any signs of distress until after he surfaced.