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Matt Smock

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Died 8th January, 2011.

Aged 28, Married with 4 children. ,“The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the death of a diver who was found unresponsive after cleaning a ship’s hull, authorities said Monday. The diver, from Houston, was working offshore from a service boat. Crews performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him until the boat docked at Pier 9 in Galveston. Galveston firefighters took over the lifesaving maneuver and an ambulance took the diver to the University of Texas Medical Branch. The incident stemmed from what was believed to be a mechanical malfunction with diving equipment, a fire official said. The diver was pronounced dead at 1:37 p.m., by the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office. “He was diving about 10 miles out from the jetties in an area where ships anchor, cleaning the hull of a ship with a scrubbing machine.” He was working on the King Arthur, a commercial diving vessel”. Galveston Daily News. Other sources indicate he lost his helmet (PC)

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