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CDNN :: Autopsy: Nurse drowned in Cayman Islands scuba diving accident

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by LUTHER MONROE - CDNN Safety News Editor

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

CAYMAN ISLANDS (29 Jan 2008) — A post mortem examination has found that a popular UK nurse drowned in a Cayman Islands scuba diving accident.

Tina Baxter, a 47-year-old nurse at the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals, was scuba diving with an unidentified dive shop based on Grand Cayman Island when she apparently passed out and drowned.

Authorities said Baxter was unconscious when she was pulled back aboard the dive boat where the crew attempted but failed to resuscitate her.

Paramedics who had been alerted to the accident by a 911 call met the dive boat at West Bay public beach and took the victim to hospital where she was pronounced dead...

 

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