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Rowing challenge for Dartmoor spine crush victim

A man who was told he would never walk again after an accident in Cornwall is going to row the Atlantic. At the age of 17, Hugo Turner from Dartmoor, crushed his C7 vertebrae in a diving accident at a beach in Rock, north Cornwall. The damage to his spinal cord meant Mr Turner needed […]


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, […]

Tranent blacksmith’s tribute to friend

A blacksmith/artist from East Lothian has forged a lasting legacy to his close friend who died in a diving accident in June. Craig Inglis, founder of Tranent-based FBS Metalworks, was commissioned by the North Berwick in Bloom team to create a striking new focal point for the busy town centre, and has included a small […]

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Firefighter dies in Shore diving accident

Philadelphia firefighter Lee Scarborough was on vacation last week, enjoying the beach and ocean at the North Jersey Shore’s Belmar. This week, relatives are planning a funeral for Scarborough, who died Saturday of injuries he sustained when he dove into the surf. “It’s a terrible tragedy,” said Bill Gault, president of Local 22, the Philadelphia […]

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2 died on training programme at Lake Pupuke

In his last conversation with his mother before he died in a diving accident, Tyron North told her, “I know that I’ve got a short time to live”. The 37-year-old and his friend Daniel Stoneham, 33, died while on a training programme at Lake Pupuke last week. On Friday, friends and family gathered to farewell […]