Posted by kelp diver on December 20, 1999 at 14:34:20:
In Reply to: Re: Missing diver posted by robert on December 20, 1999 at 13:03:27:
Published Friday December 17, 1999
The body of missing diver Joo Hwan
Hong was identified Thursday, officials said.
The 45-year-old diver from Irvine did not surface for roll call
Sunday morning with his Korean dive group off Anacapa
His body was found floating in nearby waters by a
chartered dive boat Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Coast
Guard officials said.
Hong died from asphyxia by drowning, James Baroni of the
Ventura County Medical-Examiners Office said.
"He was tinkering with lobster traps and he may have run
out of air," Baroni said.
Hong was diving with the Ventura-based Explorer charter.
Hong's scuba equipment will be examined by a Camarillo
scuba business to rule out any obvious technical defects,
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