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    Unhappy Miami teen dies while spearfishing off Key Largo

    Very tragic and our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Conditions on Sat and Sun off Marathon were 6 to 8 foot with a 3 knot current if not stronger in the stream.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/03/3124513/miami-teen-dies-while-spear-fishing.html

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    Rest in Peace. Condolences...

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    Very sad news.
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    Thats terrible, so young. Rest in peace.

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    So sad.
    Peace to his family and friends.

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    From the comments they said his name was Erik Diaz. I wonder if he was a board member

    Just such a waste. Sounds like a bad day to be on the water



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    "More information about offshore death

    19 year old Erick Diaz of N.W. 177th Terrace in Miami died offshore of Layton, near Tennessee Reef on Sunday just before noon. He was reportedly spear fishing using a mask and snorkel with his cousin. His cousin told detectives Diaz had a line attached to his spear, and the line was also tied around his waist. While trying to shoot a fish, he reportedly shot the spear into some rocks and it got stuck.

    The cousin said he tried to pull the spear from the rocks, but couldn’t get it loose so he swam to the surface in an attempt to get help. He was unable to help Diaz, however, who died underwater.

    The two were on board a private fishing vessel with a friend. The vessel, an 18 foot Boston Whaler, belonged to Diaz’ father.

    Diaz body was recovered from the water by members of the Sheriff’s Office dive team and was turned over to the Monroe County Medical Examiner."
    Very very preventable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunkerBuster View Post
    From the comments they said his name was Erik Diaz. I wonder if he was a board member

    Just such a waste. Sounds like a bad day to be on the water
    Sounds like it had nothing to do with rough water; he had his spear tied to his waist. After missing a fish and getting the spear lodged to the rocks, the rest is just a rotten story unfolding, and ending in the worst way. RIP Erick, prayers go out to the family you left behind

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    Yeah. This is a sobering lesson to us all about rookie mistakes and the worst case scenario happening fast



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    Just terrible news
    rip condolences to those he left behind
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    Hey I just wanted to say thank you for all the Comments. Im really going to miss him. wish he would have gone diving with me that day instead of his friends. i always have my knife. Ill let my uncle know how great this site is. i saw alot of other forums smashing him for what he did. I'll be sticking to this forum.

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