June 4, 2012

Tennessee woman dies diving

A 64 year old woman from Monterey, Tennessee died Sunday while diving in a rock quarry in Tavernier.

Anne Morey was planning to dive with her husband, 65 year old Robert Morey in the quarry Sunday afternoon. Robert told Deputy Matt Koval they both got into the water together, but he discovered he did not have enough weight. His wife told him she would go ahead and dive to the bottom and wait for him there.

He got more weight and got into the water to join her about 20 minutes later. He found her about 40 feet deep in the quarry, not breathing.

He inflated her buoyancy compensator and managed to get her to the surface, but could not get her on shore. He called the Sheriff’s Office for help.

Deputies and paramedics arrived and she was transported to Mariner’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of her death.

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