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Diver death at Old Garden Beach, MA

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by gryffin, May 1, 2018.

  1. gryffin

    gryffin Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Northern New England
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    I read a post in a Facebook group about a diver fatality at Old Garden Beach, MA, this past Sunday. The Facebook post did give details on the diver’s identity, but I don’t want to post here yet since I couldn’t find a news source with that information. The post did not have any information on the cause of the accident.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2018
  2. peabs

    peabs Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Boston area
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    If it's the one I think I know of, it was Old Garden Beach on Cape Ann MA. Here's a quote from his dive buddy when I asked "while diving?"

    "Yes we were at the end of our dive had come to the surface and were 30 yards from our exit. We understood we needed to move and typically we submerge and swim which I did and though he did as well but he never came up. We were in 6-7 ft of water."
     
  3. gryffin

    gryffin Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Northern New England
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    I updated the thread and thread title with the correct location. Sorry about the mistake.
     
  4. Malpaso

    Malpaso Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: MA/CT
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    He was from the same dive shop as me. We dove together many times. He leaves twin 4 year old boys. Tragedy does not begin to describe it.
     
  5. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Redmond Wa
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  6. Malpaso

    Malpaso Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: MA/CT
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    MA State Police found no malfunctions with the gear. No autopsy findings have been released as of this point.
     

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