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Skipper’s Remorse at Loss of Diver.

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Laurel Silver-Valker jumped off her dive boat on December 29 to hunt for lobsters below Ship Rock off Catalina Island. She was never seen again. Silver-Valker, 45, was a regular on Sundiver trips, even volunteering as a crewmember on occasion. The dive boat left Ship Rock and went to a different site before the skipper realized she was not back on board, returning later to do a search.

A US Coastguard investigation into the disappearance and presumed death of diver Laurel Silver-Valker has resulted in the voluntary surrender of the credentials of the skipper of the Sundiver Express, the 43-foot dive boat that left the dive site with her unaccounted for. ...

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