Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

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Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by ljjames » Sat May 24, 2014 3:12 pm

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Gdog » Sat May 24, 2014 3:19 pm

Prayers for his family

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Jeff Pack » Sat May 24, 2014 6:54 pm

Too much diving sadness lately :(
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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Dusty2 » Sat May 24, 2014 8:19 pm

Another sad event at Edmonds and another very experienced diver gone. My heart goes out to those who were there and to the family and friends who lost a loved one today.

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Tom Nic » Sat May 24, 2014 10:40 pm

Sad sad sad....
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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Joshua Smith » Sun May 25, 2014 12:24 am

Very sad. I don't know any of them personally, but I do know that there is a very close-knit crew of regulars that work on the park most weekends. My thoughts are with them right now, losing a dive buddy is very rough.
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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Grateful Diver » Sun May 25, 2014 6:19 am

Holy sh!t ... he was parked a couple cars down from us. We left right around noon, and there were emergency vehicles going that way as we were pulling into the Underwater Sports to get some tanks filled. Looked like they'd stopped at the ferry terminal ... I assumed something was going on in there.

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by LowDrag » Mon May 26, 2014 7:40 am

That's sad to hear...my condolences to the his family and friends.

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by sarinae » Tue May 27, 2014 8:07 am

These types of accidents always cause my husband a little extra worry. I would like to send a note of encouragement to the family, anyone know to whom I should address that? I would like family members to know that the diving community cares and feels their loss as well.

No matter the cause of this accident, we all share a sense of sadness for a tragedy like this.

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Grateful Diver » Wed May 28, 2014 7:01 am

For those who have been asking or wondering ... the victim's name was Ralph Sweet.

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by sarinae » Wed May 28, 2014 7:06 am

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140527/NEWS01/140529245

Hoping that an obituary or death notice will be published so that we will know where to address condolences. Here is the news link:

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by SeaDNA » Wed May 28, 2014 10:24 am

Sorry about the loss. Always a horrible situation.

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by 4ster » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:37 pm

Here is a link to his obituary:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldnet/obituary.aspx?n=ralph-l-sweet&pid=171195806

If you would like to send a note to the Sweet family the Edmonds Underwater Sports store will forward it to the Sweets.
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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by sarinae » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:36 pm

I saw the obituary today. I'll send a note for them and make a donation to the Edmonds Parks too.

Thanks for the update!

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by imjustdave » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:41 pm

Did anyone hear the details of this incident?

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Re: Edmonds UW Park dive accident :(

Post by Grateful Diver » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:21 pm

http://www.arlingtontimes.com/news/260854281.html

MARYSVILLE - Ralph L. Sweet III of Marysville was identified May 27 as the 60-year-old man who drowned May 24 at the Edmonds Underwater Park.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office reported that the cause of the accidental drowning was related to cardiac arrhythmia.

County Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said earlier that Sweet was an experienced diver who was with a few others to do maintenance at the park. The man told his fellow divers about 10 minutes earlier that he was going to shore, she added.
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