CDNN :: Young scuba diving accident victim named
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by LUTHER MONROE - CDNN Safety News Editor
ANACORTES, Washington (21 May 2008) — Authorities have identified the young female college student who disappeared while scuba diving near Deception Pass as Shari Booth.
Tina Baxter drowned in the Cayman Islands where the unwritten rule is "always blame the customer" whenever somebody dies or gets hurt scuba diving.
Booth, a 19-year-old freshman at Walla Walla University, was participating with 11 other college students in a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver course at Rosario Beach when she went missing on Monday afternoon.
The course was organized by the university, which has a marine research center at the same site where the accident happened.
A spokesperson for the Skagit County Sheriff's Office said Booth was diving with a "buddy" and other divers in the class at a depth of nearly 40 meters (130 feet).
After the group ascended they could not find Booth at the surface...