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Old 10-05-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The US Coast Guard said Tuesday it was investigating a Florida tourism company that left behind two tourists while they were scuba diving.

The tourists -- Paul Kline and Fernando Garcia Puerta -- were rescued by a private yacht which found them clinging to a buoy in shark-infested waters.

Scuba divers left behind in Florida - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/scuba-divers-left-behind-florida-172315719.html - broken link)
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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inexcusable! it is *standard* protocol to do a headcount to ensure all divers are back on the boat. In all the charters I have been on here in Southern California there is actually someone standing with a clipboard as we ascend into the boat and then they also do a final roll call before the boat leaves the area.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Yikes - this is my nightmare.... I can't imagine anything more scary
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I simply do not understand how this happens. There are at least 3 head counts when a dive is taking place.

This reminds me of that true story "Open Water" about the American couple who were left in the water in Australia a few years back. They were never found but some of their gear washed up and her camera was found in the stomach of a great white. What a horrible way to die.
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