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Published: Monday, 6/13/2011 - Updated: 3 years ago

Scuba diver who died at White Star Park quarry Sunday identified

BLADE STAFF

GIBSONBURG, Ohio — A scuba diver who died Sunday at White Star Park quarry has been identified as Leo Karatjas, 52, of Canton, Ohio.

Steve Gruner, director of the Sandusky County Park District, said Mr. Karatjas was in 40 to 45 feet of water when he was pulled from the quarry by his dive partner. Mr. Gruner said Mr. Karatjas was an experienced diver who had been at White Star previously. He was using non-traditional breathing equipment that recycles air, although it is not known whether the equipment malfunctioned.

An autopsy was to be performed Monday by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.

Mr. Gruner said the diver’s death was the third at White Star quarry in some 30 years..



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