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Shane Thompson

Discussion in 'Passings' started by reddiver970, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. reddiver970

    reddiver970 PADI Pro

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    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    Condolences from Bad News From Santa Rosa Blue Hole have been moved here.


    I was hoping it wasn't true....condolences to the family and friends.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 30, 2016
  2. Bottom Surveyor

    Bottom Surveyor Angel Fish

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    Tragic and sad...

    Condolencies to the family and friends/loved ones, prayers to the victim.
     
  3. CamG

    CamG Divemaster Candidate

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    My former post was invalid with the others that followed.
    Thoughts and prayers to the team and families involved.

    JCG
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  4. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    My condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.
     
  5. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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    My sympathy to the family and the team.
     
  6. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Shane,

    I did not know you before this last weekend, but we seemed to click immediately. You liked the camp chairs I brought--so comfortable, you said. I don't know what it was, but I liked you so much from the moment we met. I will never look upon those chairs again without thinking of you.

    Saturday morning in the sleeping room, I lay there half awake, watching as the people from the first team scheduled to enter got up from their cots one by one. You were the last from that team, but I could still see how eager you were for that dive.

    Sunday morning in the sleeping room I did the same, watching as the others got up one by one. I finally did, too. I sat on the edge of my cot and looked at the empty cot beside me. What was there to say? Today we were going to bring you home. Time to start.

    Too much of water hast thou, poor Shane,
    And therefore I forbid my tears.
     
  7. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    I met him once, and only in passing. I liked the man and am sad to see him go.
     
  8. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

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    It's a tragic loss. Condolences to all. Rest In Piece and continue exploring in the afterlife...
     
  9. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

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    My prayers to Shane's family, team and friends. I didn't know Shane, but I know John and can sympathize and grieve with him...so sad.:(
     
  10. jklaboon

    jklaboon Garibaldi

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    boulderjohn, this is such a bittersweet memory. I am a non-diver, but my husband and Shane dove together and we have been friends for over 15 years. Thank you for posting this, anyone who knew Shane understands exactly how you feel. I'm sorry for the team's loss and my deepest sympathies to Shane's family. He touched many lives and I know many are feeling the shock and sadness that we are.
     
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