November 25, 2013

Abalone divers die again on north coast

One of the dealiest leisurly activities a person can do is dive for abalone. Dozens of people have died over the last decade in the pursuit of this delicacy. Moss has been reporting about this since he started this blog back in 2007. Yesterday, two divers up north of Jenner were found floating in the Pacific Ocean. Read the details below from today's SF Gate. Of click here to read a posting Moss did back in 2008 about the uptick in abalone deaths.

Two Bay Area men diving for abalone along the Sonoma Coast north of Jenner died over the weekend in separate incidents.

On Sunday, Oakland resident Alan Rosenlicht, 57, was pronounced dead after emergency divers found him unresponsive in the water at Fort Ross State Park.
Rosenlicht appeared to be diving alone and it was not clear how long he had been in the water, authorities told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
On Saturday, emergency responders found San Francisco resident Clyde Thompson, 67, floating in the water at Salt Point State Park. He was brought to shore and pronounced dead, according to the Press Democrat.
The abalone season typically runs from April through November. Dozens of divers have lost their lives in the cold and rough waters of California's north coast.

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