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Article on Ben McDaniel - Vortex Springs Case

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by jeffloughridge, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    SIDETRACK

    Should another diver perish in the ridiculous quest to find Ben in the back of the cave, and that new diver only died because they were paid (contracted/employed....whatever) to go into the cave and go farther than anybody else safely could, is it possible that the paying party could be found at least partly responsible? I know it is a stretch but I would rather see the family deterred from killing more divers than they keep trying to send people to their deaths. Just a simple mind seeking a solution to stop the nonsense.
     
  2. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    deadhorse.jpg
     
  3. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    Poor horsie
     
  4. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    He's the lucky one in this thread
     
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  5. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    Seems to me that it's time to move this thread out of the public forums and into a closed area of the board, so it keeps out of the Google search engine hits and reduces the number of outside quacks posting.
     
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  6. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't think sararose is a quack ... more likely someone who knew Ben and is looking for answers. Sadly, the only person who can provide those answers is Ben ... who, according to the evidence, most likely did not perish in that cave.

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  7. diverdoug1

    diverdoug1 Marine Scientist

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    If Ben were found to be alive, are there any possible criminal charges he could be facing for faking his death?
     
  8. tadawson

    tadawson Solo Diver

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    Is vanishing really faking death? Not to defend the guy, but what evidence did he leave behind to mislead anyone?

    If I go somewhere, and joe public doesn't see me leave, and I decide to leave the country for some reason without telling anyone, is that really faking death?

    Hard to say - I don't know much more about this than what is in this thread.

    Some folks obviously *thought* he died in the cave, but whether that was his intent or not I don't think we can tell . . . but it sure will be an interesting story if he ever shows up again!

    - Tim
     
  9. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    His truck. His wallet with $1100 in it. His deco tanks... in the cave

    There's also the missing evidence - all the rest of his dive gear is gone
     
  10. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    There were NO deco tanks in the cave.
     

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