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  1. #1
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    May 2005
    Florida's Treasure Coast

    Missing Diver's Body Washes Ashore In Keys

    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. -- The body of a missing diver who disappeared during the lobster mini-season last week, washed ashore Monday, authorities said.

    Ronald Maloy, of Palatka, was still wearing his diving gear and a tank with in it, when his body drifted ashore on Cook Key, said Becky Herrin, a spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

    Maloy, 53, disappeared on the final day of the two-day lobster mini-season.

    Investigators said they don't know how Maloy or his companion, 47-year-old Judith Silcox, died. Silcox's body was found drifting in the water Thursday by boaters.

    The couple's boat was also found Thursday -- a 22-foot Proline that was anchored with a dive flag posted near Big Pine Key, authorities said.

    The couple, who were both certified divers, were staying at a campground on Ohio Key, where authorities found a motor home, pickup truck and a boat trailer registered in their name. http://www.wftv.com/news/9604465/detail.html

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Living here in they keys I was surprised to not have heard of this..

    Hubby says it happens eveyr year during mini lobster season.
    Bunch of people drinking and boating and diving is not a good mix.

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