U-853 Claims another diver

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From: Harry Cooper [sharkhunters@earthlink.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 2:22 AM
To: sharkhunters
Subject: U-853 Claims another diver
Our Member Rolf Rosellen has sent a news piece to us that is sad, but not all that rare.  A New Jersey diving instructor, Stephen Hardick (60 years old) was diving the wreck of U-853 with three friends when he lost consciousness.  He died shortly thereafter.
Some years ago, our Member Larry Daufemia and a friend were diving U-853 when his friend became disoriented, lost his tanks and he also died and in his panic, almost took Larry with him.
Divers tell us that this is a "Black Water" dive............that is, no visibility and dangerous currents.  It is not a dive to be taken lightly and even experienced divers sometimes die on this boat.
Thanks for the news Rolf.
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