Died 8th January, 2011.
Aged 28, Married with 4 children. ,â€œThe U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the death of a diver who was found unresponsive after cleaning a shipâ€™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 Examinerâ€™s Office. â€œHe 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.â€ He was working on the King Arthur, a commercial diving vesselâ€. Galveston Daily News. Other sources indicate he lost his helmet (PC)