Diver dies at Edmonds Underwater Park Saturday

Police and fire units at the scene of dive park death Saturday. (Photos by Larry Vogel)

Police and fire units at the scene of dive park death Saturday. (Photos by Larry Vogel)

tn_DSC_2053A scuba diver died at the Edmonds Underwater Dive Park Saturday, according to Snohomish County Fire District 1 officials.

The victim was a 60-year-old Marysville man who was part of a group of helping to do maintenance on the dive park. said Fire District 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes.

A ferry crew notified 911 dispatchers when they spotted the diver floating in the water near the dock at about 12:15 p.m. “The crew deployed a small rescue boat from the ferry and brought the diver to the beach south of the dock. Firefighters on the beach performed CPR, but were unable to revive the diver,” said Leslie Hynes, public information officer for Snohomish County Fire District 1, which provides fire and emergency medical service in the City of Edmonds.

The victim’s fellow divers told firefighters he was an experienced diver and well acquainted with the dive park.

At this point, it is unknown how the man died. The name of the diver and cause of his death will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office after they have completed their investigation and notified family.

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5 Comments

  1. So very sad.

    • Many prayed for a miracle on that beach this afternoon. Myself included.
      A prayer for the soul of the diver stranger.

  2. Just a small point. Both rescue boats on the ferry Spokane were launched. I’m a crewmember on the Spokane and my heart goes out to the family.

  3. So very sorry to hear that-many condolences to the family.

  4. I knew the diver. Him and his wife work where I do. This is going to be a very sad week at work. My sympathy to Linda
    Your in out thoughts.

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