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CDNN :: BSAC diver presumed dead after Red Sea scuba diving accident

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by LUTHER MONROE - CDNN Safety News Editor

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Tina Baxter drowned in the Cayman Islands where the unwritten rule is "always blame the customer" whenever somebody dies or gets hurt scuba diving.

HURGHADA, Egypt (27 May 2008) — A British national who joined a BSAC dive club trip to the Red Sea remains missing after a week and is presumed dead.

Alan Costello, 52, of Moss Bank, St. Helens, disappeared on May 20 while exploring the Rosalie Moller shipwreck near Hurghada with an experienced Egyptian dive guide and three other members of BSAC's Northern Union dive club, based in St. Helens in the UK.

Witnesses said that after the divers entered the engine room, Costello and his buddy apparently lost contact with the other divers, became disoriented and mistakenly moved deeper into the wreck.

Struggling to work their way through narrow passages and find a way out of the wreck before their air supplies ran out, the divers kicked up sediment reducing visibility to zero...

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