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The Strange Case of a Missing Diver in the Caymans

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Even though 28 people searched for David Byles after he tragically disappeared during a Cayman dive on January 19, police stated that he was extremely unlikely to be found alive. Even though he was diving with a group, and his tank, BCD and an item of clothing were found at the dive site, no one has any idea what happened to him -- his body has not been found.

Byles, 57, of Pinehurst, NC, was diving with Sunset Divers at Barracuda Wall when he disappeared. He was last seen surfacing with his wife and swimming toward the boat, roughly 100 yards away. Keith Sahm, Sunset Divers' general manager, told the Cayman Compass that Byles had shown no signs of distress after reaching the surface. He said Byles' wife thought Byles had boarded the boat ahead of her, and only raised the alarm when she realized it wasn't the case....

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