Jump to content
Divers Association

Other images in Those who have died

Matt Smock

Mark Longstreath
Sign in to follow this  

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)

Sign in to follow this  
From the album

Those who have died

  • 68 images
  • 17 image comments

Photo Information for Matt Smock


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now