Oklahoma Man Dies While Diving In Palm Beach County


LAKE WORTH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Eddie Fisher, 59, of Edmond, Oklahoma, died while diving off the Lake Worth Inlet, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. He was pulled from the water late yesterday afternoon and was rushed St. Mary’s Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

His identity was made public a short time ago.

Here’s the official release from PBSO:

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, shortly after 12:00 pm, PBSO Marine Unit was called to assist the Coast Guard, FWC and the commercial diving vessel Sirena in the search of a missing diver off the Lake Worth Inlet. Numerous search patterns were conducted. Master divers from the Sirena completed numerous dives during the search. On the final dive the missing diver was located, by one of the mater divers, in approximately 70 – 75 feet of water. The missing diver was brought to the surface and immediately lifted on the Sirena where he was given immediate CPR. He was then transported to the Riviera Beach Marina where Riviera Beach Fire Rescue continued rescue operations and transported him by ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center.