An off shore diving trip turned into a fatal accident for a group of six men on a diving trip six miles out the Gulf.
The US Coast Guard from the Panama City Station was called out to the divers’ boat, which was anchored off shore. There they found two divers, one was unresponsive without a pulse. The other was in need of medical assistance.
The two men were buddy diving and sharing a regulator when they believed the equipment was malfunctioning or some kind of human error occurred.
C-P-R was administered as the Coast Guard made it back to shore where Paramedics were waiting.
The Coast Guard confirms one of the med has died and the other is currently receiving treatment in the Hyperbaric Decompression Chamber at Bay Medical Center.
Both men were from out of state.
Authorities are presently investigating the group’s dive equipment and taking statements from other members of the group to find out exactly what happened.