Fundraiser: Keynote Speaker Chris Lemons 'Last Breath'

Posted on September 22, 2022

Chris Lemons is bringing his 'Last Breath' to Vernon.

The Emily Dahl Foundation and North Okanagan Hospice Society are bringing the renowned world speaker to the North Okanagan for his only Canadian stop.

Lemons will be the keynote speaker at The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 29.

Hi story of survival against all odds has been made into a BBC/Netflix documentary, Last Breath.

A North Sea diver, Lemons cheated death in September 2012, when a freak failure of the dynamic positioning system of the vessel he was working under, resulted in the umbilical which provides him with breathing gas, light and heat was severed.

He was left on the sea bed, in complete darkness, 100 metres below the surface, with only the five minutes of breathing gas he carried in the emergency tanks on his back, and no way to protect himself from the freezing temperatures.

But the miracle of his colleagues' superhuman efforts to save him, and his body lasting 35 minutes on a five-minute emergency air tank, saw him not only living to resume his diving job and marry his fiancée, but to suffer no ill effects from a lack of oxygen.

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