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Diver missing at Lake Pleasant, Arizona

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by JohnnyC, May 4, 2019.

  1. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    Diver Missing at Lake Pleasant, Phoenix, AZ

     
  2. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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  3. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    No, this isn't a functional dam. The entire thing is below the water line. Think the sunken city in China, except this isn't nearly as cool. Top is around 20m/60ft give or take. Down to the bottom you want mix, it's around 75m/250ft and it's a twisted mess of wreckage down there. It's not hard to get entangled.

    You can see some footage in the video linked below. ***THIS FOOTAGE IS COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO THE INCIDENT***

    Latest report is that the ROV has found the body and they are talking recovery options now. Family has been notified but no name released yet. He's from Tucson and made the trip up.

     
  4. AZTinman

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    Local news (Channel 4 Phoenix) just reported that the diver's body has been located, but the Maricopa County Sheriff's is having difficulty with recovery due to depth.

    -AZTinman
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. infieldg

    infieldg Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks for that video, found another one by the same guys just looking around the valve house etc on the bottom, can see how you'd get into trouble down there - I've never wanted to go through a doorway more than the one at 7:24...

     
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  7. CharlieDontDive

    CharlieDontDive Angel Fish

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  8. Rollin Bonz

    Rollin Bonz Solo Diver

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  9. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

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    Yes, he was close to several members of our dive club in Tucson. The family is keeping things quiet still.
     
  10. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    His services were today. Memorial in Tucson Friday.
    Little too soon.
     

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