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I picked the following up from another list I'm subscribed to. Thought some people might be interested.

I don't think anything's confirmed, but it doesn't look good.


From Marv Gozum's Diving Accident list:


We have just received the following report from a very reliable
source close to John Bennett.

I'm sorry to say, that as of 12.45 Monday the 15th, while doing a
salvage dive, John Bennett went missing.

His buddy on the dive said they were both at 45m on top of the ship,
water temp 7c visibility one to two meters no current. They were on
a 29% helium mix, bottom time 20 minutes total time 73 minutes to
the surface

His buddy noticed some unusual behavior rom John and gave John the
OK sign, to which John returned the OK.

Again his buddy noticed John was acting differently and gave John
the up sign. John returned the up sign, so he buddy proceeded to the
up line and then noticed John wasn't behind him. Going back to find
John and seeing no sign of him, the buddy went back to the shot line
and noticed bubbles. Thinking that John was there, the buddy
proceeded to ascend. At his deco stop, the buddy noticed bubbles
ascending past him, but then the bubbles stopped. When the buddy got
out the water, he informed the leader of the job what had happened.
Searching the surface, they spotted some bubbles a distance from the
boat. The assumption was that John had lost the line until a few
minutes later when the bubbles stopped.  When John did not surface,
anoter diver proceeded to do a twenty minute search, but there was
no sign of John. A surface search was then performed for hours, but
still no sign of John Bennett.

Further information will be released as received and an official
statement will be issued soon.
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