Dive fatality at Monastery Beach back in Dec or Jan

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Posted by RaiderKarl on March 01, 2001 at 17:05:18:

Hello, Everybody. I just discovered this web site, so I am enjoying going back and reading the posts here.

Has anyone heard any recent information on the diving fatality at Monastery Beach in Carmel, California a couple of months ago? Here are the facts that I heard by word of mouth from an SSI dive instructor at a dive store:

2 male divers dove at Monastery to 100 feet for a bottom time of 20 minutes. Upon ascent together, one of the divers disappeared. The buddy surfaced, exited, got another fresh tank, and reentered the water to search for his lost buddy, diving to depths of 180 feet in vain.

After his second dive, he called out the local search & recovery team. The body was never found. There was a brief Sunday night news story about it on TV.

Has anyone heard any more?

/s/ RaiderKarl
NAUI OW1 '75, SSI AOW & Rescue '00, PADI DMC '01
[i raid things of value from the ocean floor]

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