UVA Student Dies During Semester at Sea - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

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The University of Virginia says one of its students was killed Saturday in a boating accident.
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huck

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http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/n...

has a "witness" in the comments with description of how it happened

http://cherese.org/semester-at-sea.html
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huck wrote:
http://dominicanewsonline.com/ news/homepage/news/accidents-t ragedy/tourist-dies-off-mero/
has a "witness" in the comments with description of how it happened
http://cherese.org/semester-at-sea.html
Thanks for the links, but details are still sketchy at best.
In the US territories and waters there are at least certain laws that must be followed regarding scuba/snorkeling and boats. These rules are followed loosely, but in foreign countries do often not exist, period.
Was there an orange diving buoy ? Was the boat at least 300 (not sure if this is still the rule) feet from the diver down flag / buoy? Was Casey diving without notice and/or
not following rules set by SAS ? Was anyone under the influence of alcohol etc.? Was she alone or with a buddy? etc. etc.
Am sure the lawyers on both sides will dig up all the facts, but it doesn't bring Casey back. Hopefully the awareness will prevent similar accidents.
Gnu

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Ah, read the comments - less sketchy, but still a lot of unanswered questions. Looks like this was more of an ad-hoc free-for-all water excursion than an organised event with a specific surpervised activity.
Americans on their turf/ocean - not always the safest; most likely, highly unsafe.
I know, have traveled extensively in South America.
Want to see what limited hands-off gov't regulation looks like, take a spin through Brazil or Parana, Guatemala, or Bolivia. Makes you long for the good ole US of A.

Jim2051 Charlottesville

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Dec 4, 2012
 
Condolences to her family! Captains fault or a swimmer not aware of the dangers of swimming of the fantail.
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We always swam off the fantail but the rule was never with the engine running, transmission engaged or not, no one in the water with the engine running.

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