A Suicidal Wound Inflicted by a “Power Head”

    Volume 39, Issue 5 (September 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 4

    Frost, RE
    Forensic Pathologist, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

    (Received 1 October 1993; accepted 3 March 1994)


    A case of suicide using a device known as a “power head” is presented. The devices, which are used in underwater fishing and other activities, are common and readily available in many areas where diving is practiced, but we are unaware of previously published cases of fatal injuries resulting from their use. The appearance and functioning of a power head are described, as well as regulations concerning the devices.

    Paper ID: JFS13719J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13719J

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    Title A Suicidal Wound Inflicted by a “Power Head”
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30