Another Eagles Nest fatality

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Basking Ridge Diver

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Interesting they are treating as a crime scene... Is this standard procedure?
 
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I believe it is. There are very specific procedures for recovery from a cave.
 

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Well we all know the media is a 100% accurate. I suspect they blocked access to keep on lookers out and the reported had to make the story sound better.
 

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Yes, until it's ruled an accident

In NJ - if you die in a car accident or a scuba accident - as far as I know it is not ruled a crime scene unless the police determine it is suspicious...

Is this a FL thing?
 

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It is always a crime scene until the police determine it is NOT suspicious, which could be right away if it is obvious or take days, weeks or months if it is not obvious.
 

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Is this a FL thing?

Remember " It's the Media reporting" They just see yellow tape and start reporting.

It's a police investigation. Only the Medical Examiner can rule the final cause of death (drowning) and contributing circumstances ( OOA, bad gas, cardiac, medical, etc)

Wondering how the witness call came in, it's freezing cold down here today. Not many folks are just going for a swim today, let alone get wet.
 
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