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The Sun Diver Loses Another Diver

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We’ve written many times about the lawsuit that diver Daniel Carlock brought against the Sun Diver, a 43-foot dive boat out of Long Beach, CA, that left him floating for five hours off the coast of Newport Beach in 2004 until a boat full of Boy Scouts happened to spot him (a jury awarded him $1.68 million in 2010). Does its owners face a second lawsuit now for leaving another diver behind?

Laurel Silver-Valker jumped off the Sun Diver at 9:35 a.m. on December 29 to dive for lobsters below Ship Rock off Catalina Island, and hasn’t been seen since. Silver-Valker, 45, was a regular on Sun Diver trips, even volunteering as a crew member on trips. At first, the dive seemed to be going well. A post on the Sun Diver’s Facebook page at 10:06 a.m. that day shows two photos of Ship Rock, and the caption, “Gorgeous day and a full boat!” Then the Sun Diver left Ship Rock and went to a different site before realizing Silver-Valker was not on board. The boat returned to Ship Rock to do a search but around noon, the captain called the Coast Guard to report Silver-Valker missing....


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