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May 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Diver dies at popular Edmonds scuba spot

A diver from Marysville has died at a popular Edmonds scuba park.

Crew members from a nearby ferry spotted the diver floating in the water around noon today and sent one of their rescue boats to bring the diver ashore, said Leslie Hynes, a spokeswoman at Snohomish County Fire District 1. Firefighters met them at the beach and performed CPR but were unable to revive the man.

Hynes said the 60-year-old was an experienced diver who was at the park with a volunteer group doing maintenance work. The Edmonds Underwater Park includes a large artificial habitat and draws about 25,000 scuba divers every year. The park sits right next to the Edmonds ferry terminal.

About 10 minutes before the ferry crew spotted the diver, he had indicated to fellow group members that he was going to go to shore, Hynes said. Members of the group reported to authorities that the decision to go to shore was not uncommon.

Fire officials did not know the cause of death and did not disclose the man’s name.

Comments | Topics: Edmonds, Edmonds Underwater Park, scuba diving

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