CDNN :: Ohio scuba park owner denies Gilboa Quarry is a diver death trap
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PUTNAM COUNTY, Ohio (5 August 2007) -- Is the Gilboa Quarry a death trap for scuba divers? Four people have died at the quarry since April.
Mike Williams has turned the old Gilboa Quarry into a personal gold mine. Now police and local officials want to know if in his rush to profit from America's land-locked divers, Williams failed to provide customers with adequate emergency preparedness?
The most recent happened last weekend. Authorities say the first two divers died from equiptment failure and panic and the third from health problems.
Putnam County Sheriff James Beutler says the latest victim also most likely died from health problems. All four are described as experienced divers. So what's going on here?
The man on the hot seat is quarry owner Mike Williams. He gathered law enforcement officials, instructors and other divers to answer questions and defend the quarry's safety record to reporters...