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Faulty Gear or Bad Judgment?

tragedies that might have been handled differently

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When fit and experienced Canadian diver Allen McGuire, 53, apparently drowned during a dive while on a February vacation in the Dominican Republic, it was left to another Canadian tourist to tell his partner, Luanna Cappuccino, that he was found unresponsive in the water and other divers had tried to resuscitate him.

Unable to get a full autopsy report, she was informed by a doctor that he had "died from asphyxiation." She has been struggling to get a satisfactory explanation of what happened from officials, and the dive company, Scubaquatic, didn't even speak to her, leaving her with questions about whether the company had proper equipment and adequately trained instructors. ...


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