Although the weather is beginning to cool down around the country, diving remains a popular sport in Southern California. Indeed, lobster diving takes place with frequency at this time of year. However, fatal diving accidents occur too often, and many of these deadly accidents are preventable. If you lost a loved one in a diving-related incident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Deadly Diving Accident Near Catalina
According to a recent article in CBS’s KUTV2, a vacationing physician was recently identified as the victim of a deadly diving accident off the coast of Orange County. The victim, Jared Royer, 40, was on a lobster-diving vacation with a group of other physicians. Royer’s brother-in-law indicated that it was an annual trip, and Royer “was an experienced diver who had been on several similar trips with his colleagues in previous years,” according to a report in The Spectrum. The group was diving in Emerald Bay late in the evening, and around 11p.m., the other physicians noticed that Royer had not returned to the boat.