Diver wins $1.68 million for being left at sea.

Five year lawsuit ended with a jury verdict in California. 

A combination of errors on the part of the diver and the charter left the 45 year old engineer in the ocean off long Beach California. But for luck, a passing Boy Scout sail boat and a 15 year old scout with binoculars the diver would still be in the ocean.

The plaintiff surfaced a long way from the diver vessel and was able to swim to the boat because of leg cramps. The dive master and boat captain marked him as present and on the boat before moving to another site, where he was checked off again.

He was found when a Boy Scout sailing vessel was passing nearby and a scout on board was scanning the ocean with binoculars. What first appeared to be trash, ended in a rescue of the diver.

See Engineer wins $1.68 million in scuba diving case
 

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