Tragedy in Tillamook

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Tragedy in Tillamook

Post by selkie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:01 am

Very little information but a tragedy non the less. I am sure we can all learn lessons as more information comes out.

By Associated Press TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — The US Coast Guard says a man diving alone in Tillamook Bay has been found dead.

Petty Officer Kelly Parker said the man apparently was using an air hose hooked up to a generator instead of an air tank because he had experienced problems with his air tank.

When the Coast Guard boarded his vessel Saturday they found that his backup air pump was not working. Members of the Coast Guard crew followed the line down from the boat and found the man decease.

The man's name has not yet been released.

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Re: Tragedy in Tillamook

Post by Pez7378 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:03 am

Ding Ding :boxing:

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Re: Tragedy in Tillamook

Post by OreCoastDiver » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:34 am

selkie wrote:Very little information but a tragedy non the less. I am sure we can all learn lessons as more information comes out.

By Associated Press TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — The US Coast Guard says a man diving alone in Tillamook Bay has been found dead.

Petty Officer Kelly Parker said the man apparently was using an air hose hooked up to a generator instead of an air tank because he had experienced problems with his air tank.

When the Coast Guard boarded his vessel Saturday they found that his backup air pump was not working. Members of the Coast Guard crew followed the line down from the boat and found the man decease.

The man's name has not yet been released.

(Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.)


Ken has a commercial shellfish permit and was using a hooka to harvest clams. Right or wrong, these guys usually work alone.
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Re: Tragedy in Tillamook

Post by no excuses » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:57 pm

Diver from Garibaldi found dead after search

The Daily Astorian

TILLAMOOK - The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Garibaldi man in his early 40s who was found Friday evening in Tillamook Bay.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay sent a utility boat out after receiving a call from the owner of Doug's Diving saying that one of the company's smaller boats had not come in for the night.

The Coast Guard crew located the 18-foot Zodiac at anchor in the bay then searched for the diver. His body was found later in the water.

Hate to hear about this, best wishes for his family.

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