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Diver Dies After Rescue

Web Posted Feb 17 2004 10:52 AM PST

TOFINO, B.C. - A commercial diver who was rescued from the waters near Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Monday has died in hospital.

Forty-four-year old Kazmierz Kowalski was harvesting geoducks at Eppers Passage near Morfee Island when he suffered a heart attack.

Kowalski was rescued by the Coast Guard and taken to the Tofino hospital.

Coast Guard search and rescue personnel also pulled another diver from the waters around Ogden Point in Victoria on Monday.

A large wave had knocked the man off the rocks by the breakwater.

He and a friend had just decided not to dive because it was too windy.

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