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Pensacola diver dead, authorities seek equipment - Tenneco Rig, Florida

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    FWC searching for missing diving equipment linked to Pensacola diver's death
     
  2. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

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  3. nolatom

    nolatom Captain

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    Very sorry to hear, and concolences to Mr. Franklin's loved ones. I've done that dive a few times.

    My initial thought was that someone else took the gear. But, does "left on site" mean it was negative, and on the bottom near the Tenneco rig?? If not, might it have become positive, and drifted off?
     
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  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. SteveMKentucky

    SteveMKentucky Angel Fish

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    Unfortunately there's not a lot of information in the articles to date. Would really like to know more about the equipment failure that led to this tragedy. Was it privately owned gear that failed? Was it serviced appropriately? Lots of questions we may never know as the equipment has apparently gone missing.

    https://weartv.com/news/local/pensacola-diver-dies-fwc-searching-for-missing-diving-equipment

     
  6. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

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    I'm sorry to hear of this event; condolences for the deceased and his family.

    Here's just a bit of info on the site. It is the leg section of an oil rig that was dropped on it's side in 175' of water. The top of the legs reach to about 80' of the surface, so the dive can be done from moderate depths to quite deep.
     
  7. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    This thread began as a report about the search for a deceased diver's missing dive gear but has since been merged with a thread about the actual accident that led to the diver's death. It is in the A&I forum which has special guidelines for posting. The previous posts about humorous cartoons have been removed. Thank you for your understanding
     
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