Man Dead After Diving Accident Off Beaufort Inlet

The U.S. Coast Guard says a man died after a diving accident out in the Atlantic Ocean this morning.

The Coast Guard got the rescue call around 9:40 a.m. some 29 miles southeast of the Beaufort Inlet.

They say a 60-year-old man was recovered from the bottom of a 120-foot dive off the Olympus and was not breathing. A crewmember immediately started CPR until the Coast Guard boat arrived. The man died later at Carteret General Hospital.

The Olympus is based in Morehead City and the man's death is being investigated.

The Coast Guard says this is the fourth diving accident in Eastern Carolina in the last two months.

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  • by DIVE1 Location: Greenville, NC on Jun 22, 2011 at 06:09 AM
    I have dived off that boat many times. My thoughts and sympathies go out to his family, friends and the Olympus' crew.
  • by More info? on Jun 21, 2011 at 06:26 PM
    Do we know what wreck he was diving on? U-352? Some deep dives (below 60 ft) require ,ore training than basic scuba.
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      by US-First on Jun 21, 2011 at 09:39 PM in reply to More info?
      Ya think!

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