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Diving accident in Michigan claims Oak Harbor attorney

A longtime Oak Harbor attorney was killed in a diving accident in northern Lake Michigan Monday. Mark Theune, 58, was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m. eastern time by a medical examiner in Marquette County. As of Tuesday morning, a cause of death had not yet been determined. An attorney at the law firm Cohen, Manni, […]

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Dedham High grads hold Bat for Matt fundraiser for injured friend

A few weeks ago he wasn’t sure if he would ever walk again, but on Thursday Matt Burns was soaring. The recently graduated Dedham High senior faced the fear of being paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident at a friend’s pool sent him to the hospital on July 23. On Thursday, Aug. […]

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Diving-related spinal injury cases soar

Lynne and Julian Lamoureux have been through a nightmare. The parents of three from Dwight, Ont., spent the last month in Toronto by their son’s hospital bedside. Bradon Lamoureux, 23, was swimming with friends on July 21 in the Lake-of-Bays area when he dove through a Hula Hoop headfirst into about a metre of shallow […]

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Brit captain probed over marina smash

The British captain of a luxury yacht is being investigated after he left the engine running of a multi million pound yacht that then snapped its mooring ropes and went on the rampage through a top marina. The bizarre maritime accident happened in the port of Hvar at the island of the same name in […]

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Oil tanker crashes in Solent

Two people were rescued from the sea after their yacht and an oil tanker collided, the coastguard said. Solent Coastguard was alerted at 15:20 BST that the yacht Atlanta of Chester, taking part in the Cowes Week regatta, had been involved in the accident. The collision involved the tanker Hanne Knutsen off Egypt Point, Isle […]

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‘Heartbreak’ of ferry teenager’s family

The father of a teenage Thames Boatman who died when he was struck by a propeller after falling in to the water has “lost his best friend”, friends said today. Ben Woollacott, 19, son of Cruise London Boss Stephen Woollacott is understood to have been holding the mooring rope of the Ernest Bevin boat when […]

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Young fisherman’s parents pay respect to their son

A tragedy at sea stole his young life a year ago today. But the heartache is still fresh for the grief-stricken family of teenage fisherman Daniel McNeill. The 16-year-old went missing when his boat and the Scottish Viking ferry collided five miles off the coast of St Abbs, Eyemouth, in August last year. The popular […]

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Young man dies after Diving in pool

Police have identified a 21-year-old man who died after diving into the shallow end of a motel swimming pool early Thursday morning. Brent McWhorter was out celebrating a friend’s birthday around 3:20 a.m. Thursday at the Comfort Inn at 1501 Demonbreun Street. Witnesses told police they saw the victim dive head first into an area […]

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Coroner investigates scuba diving death

An investigation is underway into the death of a 42-year old scuba diver who died after being caught in a fishing net at Harbour Quay. A B.C. coroner’s investigation may look at what the diver was aware of in the area, and his diving alone, Port Alberni RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Murray said. An autopsy […]

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Doctor dies scuba diving

The death of a Clinton doctor is being called a terrible loss. Dr. Jan Raczycki, a 49-year-old family doctor, died in a scuba diving accident on Lake Huron Sunday. “He will be missed by all of us,” said Kim Van Wyk, a registered nurse who worked with Raczycki on a five-doctor Clinton Family Health Team. […]