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May 2019    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 34, No. 5   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Even Royal Family Members Are Dive Fatalities

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A 61-year-old woman diver who drowned on March 23 in Malaysia's Perhentian Islands was a member of that country's Perak royal family. According to the Malay Mail, Raja Halimahton Shahrin Sultan Idris, sister-in-law to the ruler of the Malaysian state of Jophor, was at 60 feet in Pasir Hantu Bay when her air supply gave out.

She and her buddy started an ascent, and at 50 feet she signaled she was OK and decided to continue the dive, but she suddenly became weak. Other divers went to her aid with their alternate air sources, but they couldn't revive her....


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