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    cave fatality

    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.
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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
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    More info here:
    http://cavediver.net/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5467
    http://thedecostop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23195

    On behalf of the IUCRR, I can state there appears to have been a
    fatality in a small system near Lafayette Blue, Mayo 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.

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

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    well ... it doesn't sound good
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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.
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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.
    "These are not the droids you are looking for.... move along" - Obi-Wan Kenobi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcsgt
    This sucks!
    Yes it does. Even more so after going a full year without any fatalities.
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    My prayers go out to him and his family.

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