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#11175
Scuba diving assault caught on camera off Kona Coast
Eric_R - 5/14/2014 7:34 AM
Category: Health & Safety
Replies: 4

An assault is caught on camera 50 feet underwater. The video shows one diver ripping off the air supply of another diver. Now authorities are investigating.

hawaiinewsnow.com/story/25497853/scuba-diving-ass...amera-off-kona-coast
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LatitudeAdjustment - 5/14/2014 12:54 PM
Taking some ones mask and reg off at 50’ isn’t an assault, that’s attempted murder!

A novice would have drowned but she has a few thousand dives.

One news source said his brother had assaulted another diver who had photoed him collecting fish but no charges were filed. With video from two cameras this brother will get nailed because his side of the story doesn’t hold water. And yes I did search to see if either was a member here.
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Smithsgold - 5/14/2014 11:47 PM
Crazy !!!!
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Green_Achers - 5/17/2014 9:05 AM
I think there’s a lot more to this story than the video shows. Regardless, grabbing the gear off a diver during their dive should be a serious offense, as the likely outcome could be life threatening.
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j1mbr0wn - 5/19/2014 12:44 PM
Wow, a scene straight out of an old James Bond film. Glad the photographer wasn’t seriously hurt!

And disappointed that the giant moray eel hidden nearby didn’t grab the evil-doer by the head.