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Old 07-23-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Lightning Kills Diver Off Florida Coast

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- Lightning struck a diver's air tank as he surfaced off Florida's Atlantic coast, killing him, authorities said.

The 36-year-old man was diving with three others Sunday off a boat near Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami. He had surfaced about 30 feet from the boat when lightning struck his tank, said Deerfield Beach Fire Chief Gary Fernaays.
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Sad to hear that, but it made me wonder. How safe are you under water in a lightening storm? Assume he has the air capacity, would he have been safe hoovering say, 20 feet down?
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