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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Jack Wilcox answers questions from the media during a reunion at the Hangar AF docks, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with his rescuers.  Wilcox reunited with the men aboard KSC's Freedom Star SRB retrieval ship that was in the vicinity when Wilcox suffered decompression sickness on a diving expedition 20 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean. When the Freedom Star team heard the call for help, they asked the Coast Guard if they could assist. The ship was out on a crane certification exercise and coincidentally had a diver medical technician and other divers training on the crane. The ship's divers were trained for the hyperbaric chamber on board.  Upon reaching the Army dock, KSC Occupational Health physician Skip Beeler entered the chamber and continued the process of helping to stabilize Wilcox. After several hours in the chamber, Wilcox, who lives in Orlando, was airlifted to Florida Hospital Orlando. KSC-02pd1408

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Jack Wilcox answers questions from the media during a reunion at the Hangar AF docks, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with his rescuers. Wilcox reunited with the men aboard KSC's Freedom Star SRB retrieval ship that was in the vicinity when Wilcox suffered decompression sickness on a diving expedition 20 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean. When the Freedom Star team heard the call for help, they asked the Coast Guard if they could assist. The ship was out on a crane certification exercise and coincidentally had a diver medical technician and other divers training on the crane. The ship's divers were trained for the hyperbaric chamber on board. Upon reaching the Army dock, KSC Occupational Health physician Skip Beeler entered the chamber and continued the process of helping to stabilize Wilcox. After several hours in the chamber, Wilcox, who lives in Orlando, was airlifted to Florida Hospital Orlando. KSC-02pd1408

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Jack Wilcox answers questions from the media during a reunion at the Hangar AF docks, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, with his rescuers. Wilcox reunited with the men aboard KSC's Freedom Star SRB retrieval ship that was in the vicinity when Wilcox suffered decompression sickness on a diving expedition 20 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean. When the Freedom Star team heard the call for help, they asked the Coast Guard if they could assist. The ship was out on a crane certification exercise and coincidentally had a diver medical technician and other divers training on the crane. The ship's divers were trained for the hyperbaric chamber on board. Upon reaching the Army dock, KSC Occupational Health physician Skip Beeler entered the chamber and continued the process of helping to stabilize Wilcox. After several hours in the chamber, Wilcox, who lives in Orlando, was airlifted to Florida Hospital Orlando.

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30/09/2002
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Kennedy Space Center, FL
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