Two Divers Died In Same Place Days Apart

Two divers passed away off the coast of Wrightsville Beach this week in two separate incidents.

According to the Virginian Pilot, Amy Pieno, 48, of Hatteras Island, died leading a dive for shark teeth. The paper says the area Pieno died is known as shark tooth ledges. Officials are performing an autopsy to determine her cause of death.

Reports say a man from Maryland died in the same place four days before Pieno. He suffered an air embolism, which is a bubble trapped in a blood vessel.


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  • by I Saw This, Day-Ja-Voo on Oct 21, 2011 at 11:26 PM
    It was an edisode on the Twilight Zone. Tune in to MeTV (digital ch. 7.2) @ 11 P.M. and you might find them.
  • by Richard Location: Washington on Oct 21, 2011 at 08:32 AM
    Someone should be prosecuted for negligence over this
  • by Gary Fuller Location: Clayton, NC on Oct 21, 2011 at 07:24 AM
    My condolences go out toe Pieno's and the crew of the flying fish as well. I have come to know them over the past few years diving in the outer banks and know that she was a very fine lady as well as her husband. She will be dearly missed. I know she will be our guardian in times ahead.
  • by Dr Zapato Location: MD on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:09 AM
    Can't say enough good about the "Bird Whisperer" Maryland will miss one of the finest Veterinarians ever!
  • by Hatteras Local-DG on Oct 20, 2011 at 06:12 AM
    My heart goes out to The Pieno's and the crew of the Flying fish. Amy was such as sweet lady and will be missed by all. Godspeed Ms Amy. We have another angel looking out for us on the ocean now.
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