A fully paid up member of the CRAFT Club
I failed to dive in Antartica
I used to have a handle on life but it broke
Having read the court papers I'm amazed the defence didn't leap all over the fact that a heavy smoker chose to do a deep technical dive with a chest infection. Not a massive step to suggest that sort of thing is likely to give you CO2 problems and potentially kill you.
Yes, smoking is likely to give you CO2 retention issues and potentially kill you, but that is not what is indicated to have caused his death, so they can't really use it as a defence when the death certificate points to the fall being the cause.