Diving accidents can leave victims paraplegic or quadriplegic

Care must be taken when diving, specially in places unknown. The Diario Comercio Industria e Serviços published today a report about the risks of diving in shallow water.

According to informations collected by the Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Hospital das Clinicas (USP), diving in shallow water is the fourth leading cause of spinal cord injury in Brazil.

Also according to the report, the numbers are alarming. The accident takes 2nd place in the ranking of injury incidence in the country in summer, and behalf of victims of the impact may be paraplegic or quadriplegic.

With informations of Mergulho Scuba.

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