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Father and Son Divers Sue the Boat that Hit Them

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The father and son run over by a dive boat's propellers in August 2011 have filed a federal civil lawsuit against the Florida Keys Dive Center, one of its boat captains and crew. Jared C. Adkins, then 39, of Harrington, DE, was with his 11-year-old son, Calvin, when they were run over by the 46-foot Big Dipper just after getting in the water near Conch Reef, nine miles south of Key Largo. Both suffered severe injuries and required emergency surgery after being airlifted to Miami hospitals following the incident. The Adkins' attorney, John Hickey of Miami, said Calvin suffered permanent brain injury due to the incident. Named in the lawsuit are Florida Keys Dive Center, boat captain John Brady, mate John Burton and the dive center's operators, Thomas and Pamela Timmerman....

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