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Flotsam & Jetsam

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American Dentist Perishes in the English Channel. A popular dentist from Kingston, NY, Bruce Hottum (63), died while investigating the submerged wreck of a WW II airplane in the English Channel on July 14th. Hottum was interested in locating, recovering and identifying the remains of U.S. World War II servicemen missing in action, and worked with the Bent Prop Project, a nonprofit that searches World War II wreck sites. Hottum felt unwell after a dive, collapsed and was pronounced dead later at the hospital after being evacuated by helicopter.

Dayboat Prop Severs Diver's Leg: A 44-year-old Taiwanese scuba diver named Chiu was rushed to the hospital August 12th after the lower part of his right leg was severed by a dive boat propeller. The boat's captain said he believed everyone was on board and started the engine because the waves were pushing the boat dangerously close to the reef. The other divers searched for Chiu's lower leg, but gave up to rush Chiu to a hospital....

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