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cave fatality

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by wallacm, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. wallacm

    wallacm Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tampa, Fl
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    I heard about a cave diving fatality near the Layfette Blue system in Mayo, Florida. Was wondering if anyone knows anything more about this, or if its even true. Anyhow, if it is true my prayers go out to the family and friends of the diver.
     
  2. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
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    i haven't heard anything (which doesn't mean much), and i haven't seen any news

    i just did a quick Google, and couldn't find anything
     
  3. loosebits

    loosebits Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: DFW, TX
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    More info here:
    http://cavediver.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5467
    http://thedecostop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23195

     
  4. OWSI176288

    OWSI176288 Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Hinckley, Ohio
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    Details are sketchy.....it appears a solo diver is missing in a cave system near Lafayette Blue.

    Reposted from Cave Diver's form:
    "On behalf of the IUCRR, I can state there appears to have been a fatality in a small system near Lafayette Blue, Lafayette County, Florida. The victim's dive plan was a solo, side mount exploration dive.

    Recovery personnel and law enforcement personnel are on site as well as friends of the victim. I would urge that the community not speculate as to the cause of this accident. Our prayers and support go out to the family and friends.

    Regards
    Ken Hill



    Hopefully more will be issued when the facts are known. In the mean time, my thoughts and prayers to family, friends, and rescue personnel.
     
  5. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
    29,646
    370
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    well ... it doesn't sound good
     
  6. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Florida - Marianna area
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    Information from other forums state the diver was sidemount doing an exploration dive in a system near Lafayette Blue.

    IUCRR recovered the body this evening.
     
  7. Jcsgt

    Jcsgt Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oregon
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  8. webhead

    webhead Instructor, Scuba

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    And is very sad. Never a good day when we lose a member of the family. Best wishes to the family and friends.
     
  9. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

    # of Dives:
    Location: North Florida - Marianna area
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    Yes it does. Even more so after going a full year without any fatalities.
     
  10. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives:
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    5,234
    2,771
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    My prayers go out to him and his family.
     

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