Thread: Lake George, NY

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    Unhappy Lake George, NY

    Diver missing in Lake George

    (Hague-AP) -- A search will resume this morning for a diver who
    apparently drowned yesterday during a deep-water dive in northern
    Lake George.
    The diver was diving in water 140 feet deep near the state
    campground at Rogers Rock in the town of Hague, 75 miles north of
    Albany.
    State police say the man had some kind of problem ascending. His
    diving partner made it safely out of the water and was assisting in
    the search later in the day.
    Divers spent five hours searching for the man's body but had not
    found him by sunset. A command post was set up at the Rogers Rock
    campground for rescuers and divers from several area fire
    departments.
    The two men were described by police as experienced deep-water
    divers. They had been in deep water about 200 feet from shore in an
    area known as Anthony's Nose.
    Rogers Rock is a popular diving spot. The New York State Divers
    Association has a four-day diving and camping event scheduled there
    next weekend.

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    Unhappy Nitrogen Narcosis

    UPDATES throughout with information from state police
    HAGUE, N.Y. (AP) - A scuba diver deep in Lake George panicked
    from nitrogen narcosis, squirmed away from his partner's rescue
    efforts and probably drowned Sunday afternoon, state police said.
    The victim, Timothy Larvia, was practicing deep water dives with
    his partner, Robert Crowley, authorities said. The experienced
    divers reached depths of about 150 feet, troopers said.
    "At this depth, Larvia experiences nitrogen narcosis and
    becomes distressed, exhibiting signs of extreme panic," according
    to information from Lt. David Dennin, who was supervising the
    search 75 miles north of Albany.
    Crowley tried to lead Larvia to shore, but Larvia fought him,
    police said. He tried to swim deeper and mistakenly deflated his
    buoyancy vest, according to Dennin. He continued to resist
    Crowley's help and used up tremendous amounts of air, troopers
    said. Crowley, starting to feel nitrogen narcosis himself, dropped
    his weights, grabbed Larvia's vest and inflated his own buoyancy
    vest, police said.
    The two shot up quickly, troopers said, but Crowley lost his
    grip on Larvia before reaching the surface.
    Larvia, of Watervliet, was presumed drowned, troopers said.
    Dive teams' search of the Rogers Rock area - popular with
    campers, divers and rockclimbers - was called off Sunday night but
    set to resume at 7 a.m. Monday, troopers said.

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