My deepest sympathies to Andy's family, co-workers and friends.
Here is the report from last night's Channel 5 news:
Aug 3, 2010
Diver drowns at Blue Hole
An employee of Ramon’s Dive Shop in San Pedro drowned while on a tour with tourists at sea. Twenty-seven year old Andy Carr had been living in San Pedro for the past ten years since moving from Hopkins. Carr was on a boat at the Blue Hole when he decided to dive into the waters without a tank. According to his brother, who also resides on the island, despite all the help he received, his brother did not survive.
Michael Carr, brother of drowning victim
“I’m working in San Pedro at Ramon’s Dive Shop along with my brother Andy Carr. He passed away yesterday about eleven-thirty a.m. in the morning. He was actually on a Blue Hole trip and then he was a snorkeling guide and he snorkeled the Blue Hole and on the second stop, which was he Half Moon Caye wall, the snorkelers decided not to go in the water and he was there in the boat and decided to take a swim. He was over the divers; they were about forty feet in depth. He decided to free dive down to the bottom with one of his buddy, Rolandito and Will, and he went down there with them and he was sucking from one of the octopus. He decided to return to the surface and he did not release the air out of his lungs and it expanded so he actually shoot out of the water and I guess he ruptured his lung. The captain was on board and assisted him with the CPR and he had all the oxygen unit but there was no way they could have revived him back. They rushed him to Long Caye and they rendered assistance there from the Coast Guard and there was nothing they could do about it.”
“If you could tell me a bit about your brother, who he leaves behind or what kind of person was he?
“Everybody know him. He was a friendly guy. He had a lot of friends. He leaves my mother; two sisters and two brothers. I’m the youngest brother.”
“How long had he been diving.”
“He’d been snorkeling for at least seven years.”
Michael said his brother would have celebrated his twenty eighth birthday on August seventeenth.
Edited by Diane Campbell (08/04/10 01:33 PM)
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