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Accident Information File


06/01/2003
A Michigan man drowned during a scuba demonstration at a quarry in Gilboa, Ohio. The 26-year-old man was with a group of four other divers and an instructor, when he went astray and followed another group on a deeper dive, according to the local sheriff's office. The instructor went after the victim and caught him at 120 feet deep and began to assist him on his ascent, when the man panicked and lost his regulator. Fellow divers administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR until an ambulance arrived. He was taken to a hospital in Lima where he was pronounced dead. (Source: Associated Press)