Celebrated coelacanth discoverer dies in tragic diving incident

2014-06-19 15:40
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Peter Timm, the trimex diver who discovered the last remaining coelacanths in the world back in 2000, has died in a tragic diving accident.

Also see: Tribute to Peter Timm - The Boer and the fossil fish 

South Coast Sun reports Timm was diving at a depth of over 100m to recover a piece of technical equipment which had fallen off a research vessel near the Aliwal Shoal, near Umkomaas.

The fatal incident also claimed the life of another diver Adele Stegen. 

The reports states police are investigating the incident and a post-mortem will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.  


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