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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Homeowner uses scuba diving gear to escape fire

INTERESTING use for scuba diving gear.
US homeowner Michael Marin donned his scuba gear after discovering his $3 million mansion ablaze.
Phoenix Fire Department Capt Dorian Jackson says investigators believe the blaze started on the first floor and trapped Mr Marin on the second floor.
Jackson said the man grabbed scuba gear so he could breathe and used a collapsible ladder to escape the burning home on Sunday.
“In all my years on the job, this is the first time I’ve seen somebody use scuba diving equipment to get out of a fire,” Capt Jackson added.
Marin, who climbed Everest earlier this year, was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. He is expected to be just fine.
He told ABC15 of the experience

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