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Colorado Instructor missing in Roatan

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by DandyDon, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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  2. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, IL
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    Give me about ten minutes and I can do a quick human translation for you.
     
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  3. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, IL
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    U.S. man disappears while diving in Roatan
    Friday morning, 57-year-old scuba instruction William Perkins went out diving with oxygen tanks that would last for two hours.

    Translator's note: the original article persistently uses "oxygen tanks" to refer to his breathing gas, as is common in news reports written by non-divers. Nothing in the article suggests a dive plan with accelerated decompression.
     
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  4. KatieMac

    KatieMac Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Small town Ontario, Canada
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    He has been found.
     
  5. dewdropsonrosa

    dewdropsonrosa ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago, IL
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  6. KatieMac

    KatieMac Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Small town Ontario, Canada
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    Bill was a wonderful man - a diving instructor that had a passion for the sea. He will be dearly missed by many, including myself.

    And while born in Colorado, he spent much of his adult life in Texas with cutting horses.
     
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  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    50,452
    5,575
    One article said he lived on the island with his wife.
     
  8. KatieMac

    KatieMac Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Small town Ontario, Canada
    2,058
    2,234
    Correct. He had been on the island for years now, a resident of West End - but his US home was more Texas than Colorado.
     
  9. Bierstadt

    Bierstadt Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Erie, PA
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    Rest in peace.
     
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